writing an introduction for a research paper

Tips on writing an introduction for a research paper

An introduction is an important part of a research paper. The introduction is basically the writer giving a broad basis of his particular research topic before narrowing it down to the nitty gritty of the topic. The best way of looking at an introduction is like an invented pyramid with the broad overview coming first before being narrowed downwards. The main points of the paper and the final elements of an introduction is the thesis statement or hypothesis.
In the introductory part of the research paper the student is expected to inform his audience about the rationale behind his research. The student is expected to answer the question on why he thinks his research paper is an integral part of research in his field of study.
There is not a strict word limit when it comes to introduction but it must be as concise as possible. For example if you are writing a dissertation, it is expected that you already have your outline. Your introduction should be structured based on your outline. The introduction is expected to give your audience a review of the entire research paper. When writing an introduction for your research paper, it is better to assume that your audience is sophisticated and experienced in your chosen field.

Intoduction

The first task of an introduction is to set the background of the research paper. It gives your research paper content and compares how it fits with already done research in the field. Depending on your discipline and topic, it may be possible to start your introduction with a historical narration. Your aim is to get your audience acquainted with the first development of the research topic up to the present day. If you decide to go this route, it is best if you stick to relevant information.
Whilst writing your introduction, it is good if it naturally flows into the details of your research. For example, you would want to inform your audience about the objective of your research and the methodology that you plan to use for the research. You should try as much as possible to predict the impact your research is going to have if everything works out well. After making your prediction, it is a good idea at this point to reject any null hypothesis.
Mention the limitations of your research if any. It is important that your audience be aware of any weakness in your research so that they can easily judge and validate of the research. Stating any short coming at this point is definitely better than making them wait till they get to the discussion section of the research paper.
It is also important that you point out any assumptions early in the introduction. Any basic principles set out by the student should be made known. The long and short of the whole matter is that your introduction should be kept short. All rambling should be avoided. There must be a proper definition of the problem at hand. Your audience should know your aim early on.
Sometimes a dissertation paper lacks introduction entirely. This is a serious error on the part of the students that needs to be corrected. An introduction is not the time to tell your readers everything there is to know about your paper. Its purpose is just to help them get the general overview.

Our TOP writers

TOP 10
Writer 47072
ID 47072

Master's in Project Management, PMP, Six Sigma

Rating 99.2%
(99.2%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (8) about writer 47072

29508 written pages

2951 orders

2567 a+ papers

My Master’s degree and comprehensive writing experience allow me to complete any order fast and hit the nail on the head every time.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 107967
ID 107967

MBA, PMP, ITIL

Rating 97.6%
(97.6%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (7) about writer 107967

1578 written pages

158 orders

141 a+ papers

I am experienced writer with an MBA, PMP, ITIL, that consistently delivers unique, quality papers. I take pride in my experience and quickness.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 132520
ID 132520

MS in Human Resource Management

Rating 97.3%
(97.3%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (9) about writer 132520

917 written pages

231 orders

226 a+ papers

I hold a MS degree in Human Resource and my goal is to help students with flawless, unique papers, delivered on time.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 107367
ID 107367

RN, MSN, PCN, PHN

Rating 99.1%
(99.1%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (6) about writer 107367

2459 written pages

493 orders

463 a+ papers

As Registered Nurse (RN, PCN), I can quickly deal with any medical paper. My expertise and writing skills are perfect for this job.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 85466
ID 85466

MPA, MHA

Rating 97.6%
(97.6%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (8) about writer 85466

13566 written pages

1939 orders

1900 a+ papers

I have MPA, MHA degrees but, most importantly, experience and skills to provide unique, well-written papers on time.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 151762
ID 151762

DNP, BA, APN, PMHNP-BC

Rating 98.7%
(98.7%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (9) about writer 151762

2334 written pages

234 orders

227 a+ papers

I can write about multiple areas and countless topics, as I have a DNP and BA degrees. High-quality writing is my second name.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 142628
ID 142628

PhD in American History

Rating 100%
(100%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (8) about writer 142628

3345 written pages

558 orders

530 a+ papers

A PhD in American history comes handy. Unique papers, any topics, swift delivery — helping with academic writing is my passion.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 66257
ID 66257

MA, PsyD, LMFT

Rating 97.2%
(97.2%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (7) about writer 66257

3998 written pages

1336 orders

1216 a+ papers

Incredibly fast PsyD writer. Efficient paper writing for college. Hundreds of different tasks finished. Satisfaction guaranteed.

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 99423
ID 99423

MEd, NCC, LPC, LMFT

Rating 98.5%
(98.5%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (9) about writer 99423

4105 written pages

1028 orders

987 a+ papers

Top-ranked writer with tons of experience. Ready to take on any task, and make it unique, as well as objectively good. Always ready!

hire writer
TOP 10
Writer 103208
ID 103208

MSW, LICSWA, DSW-C

Rating 99.3%
(99.3%)
CUSTOMER REVIEWS (8) about writer 103208

9393 written pages

940 orders

921 a+ papers

Experienced Social Work expert focused on good writing, total uniqueness, and customer satisfaction. My goal — to help YOU.

hire writer

Buy your papers from the best writing service

Have your tasks done by our professionals to get the best possible results.

total: $8.51
Confidentiality

NO Billing information is kept with us. You pay through secure and verified payment systems.

Quality

All papers we provide are of the highest quality with a well-researched material, proper format and citation style.

Communication

Our 24/7 Support team is available to assist you at any time. You also can communicate with your writer during the whole process.

Authorship

You are the single owner of the completed order. We DO NOT resell any papers written by our expert

Originality

All orders are done from scratch following your instructions. Also, papers are reviewed for plagiarism and grammar mistakes.

Samples

You can check the quality of our work by looking at various paper examples in the Samples section on our website.

Special price $8.51/page
Place an order
63,000
more than 63,000 times students trusted us to write their papers
9/10
9 out of 10 customers recommend us*
92%
92% of our customers have placed more than 7 orders
*data is based on 6,568 customers' feedback received from Jan 1, 2017 till Jan 1, 2018.
Special price $8.51/page
Place an order
Customer #5672

Your platform is like an emergency exit when I feel the cold breath of a deadline behind :D Perfect, fast, and cheap — your services combine the best features of custom papers! Thank you for all the A's I have!

Customer #5245

I'm not a Freud to be good at psychology! I'm literally majoring in physical education, idk why I need to spend time on something so complex. you always save me from having to rack the books, so thanks

Estimated Deadline: Thursday, Jul 01 11:32 AM in Your timezone
Total price: $8.51
Price starts from $8.51
Regular discounts and offers
Excellent results guaranteed
Professional 24/7 support

Free samples of our work

There are different types of essays: narrative, persuasive, compare\contrast, definition and many many others. They are written using a required citation style, where the most common are APA and MLA. We want to share some of the essays samples written on various topics using different citation styles.

services
Hey, you...Yes, you! Don’t you want to get your Discount?
binder1
binder2
Your discount will be
sent to the email!

I have read and agree to the Terms of Use, Money Back Guarantee, Privacy and Cookie Policy of BestCustomWriting.com

  • dmca_logo
  • safecharge
  • trustpilot

Use your opportunity to get a discount!

To get your special discount, write your email below

  • dmca_logo
  • safecharge
  • trustpilot

Best papers and best prices!

Want to get quality paper done on time cheaper?

  • dmca_logo
  • safecharge
  • trustpilot