When writing a paper or dissertation, a clear description of the conflict serves to engage the reader and imparts a degree of importance to the study.
In the example above, the conflict is a gap in knowledge regarding the reasons for high turnover rates among clinical faculty in medical schools.
It is an imaginative process between the composer and responder that invites us, as the audience to engage vicariously with the experience of others.
The power of storytelling can create connections between people and allow individuals to find their inner self.
Manuscripts submitted for publication, dissertations, and other research reports tell the story of a scientific investigation.
Stories consist of five major components: setting, conflict, character, plot, and theme.
A good introduction takes the reader from a broad description of the problem to the specific focus of the study in a series of logical, sequential steps.
In the example above, the abstract begins by describing a nationwide crisis: the shortage of family physicians.
Despite a steady increase in medical school applications, student enrollment is limited due to a shortage of clinical faculty.
Previous studies have identified high turnover rates among clinical faculty as a major challenge for medical schools.