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9. Define the motivation and research gap

Justify why it is worthwhile to investigate your topic by providing a relevant motivation and a concrete research gap.
Define the motivation and research gap

Step by Step Guide

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Understand the RyT-research cycle

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Understand what researchers mean by the term motivation

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Understand what researchers mean by the term research gap

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Develop the motivation of your thesis

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Develop the research gap of your thesis

Guiding Questions

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How do motivation, research gap, research question and research methods intertwine?

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How can you motivate your thesis topic? Are there currently publicly discussed trends/innovations/issues?

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How do you identify research gaps? In which type of articles and sections are they usually described?

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