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In many scientific journal articles, this question doesn’t arise as the Introduction incorporates the literature review, but in many other disciplines, journal articles have separate Introductions and Literature Review sections. To get an understanding of how the two sections complement rather than repeat each other, it is probably best to have a look at a few (well written) examples from your discipline and ask yourself, “what sorts of things are being addressed in each section?” (see example 4 ) for an example of what this looks like.)
In general terms though, you will probably find that the Introduction to a thesis identifies: