One key point to remember is that your research focus must link to the background information that you have provided above.
While you might write the sections on different days or even different months, it all has to look like one continuous flow.
You are going to want to begin outlining your background section by identifying crucial pieces of your topic that the reader needs to know from the outset.
A good starting point might be to write down a list of the top 5-7 readings/authors that you found most influential (and as demonstrated in your literature review).
We’ve also identified some common mistakes often made by students in their writing so that you can steer clear of them in your work.
While the ‘background information’ usually appears first in a dissertation introduction, the structure of the remaining three points is completely up to you.
Once you have identified these, write some brief notes as to why they were so influential and how they fit together in relation to your overall topic.
You may also want to think about what key terminology is paramount to the reader being able to understand your dissertation.
The research focus does two things: it provides information on the research focus (obviously) and also the rationale for your study.
It is essential that you are able to clarify the area(s) you intend to research and you must explain why you have done this research in the first place.