Looking for the author's thesis or hypothesis
The image below shows the part of the scholarly article that shows where the authors are making their argument.
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- The first few paragraphs of a journal article serve to introduce the topic, to provide the author's hypothesis or thesis, and to indicate why the research was done.
- A thesis or hypothesis is not always clearly labeled; you may need to read through the introductory paragraphs to determine what the authors are proposing.