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Situation m2a

The modularisation process
Most of the text of the module Situation of article A08 could be copied from the Introduction section of the original article. Like the original Introduction, the Situation module extensively refers to article A05, which can be seen as the immediate predecessor of A08. Following the guidelines, we have included in the Situation modules a summary of the state of affairs in the research project. For that purpose we had to complement the information provided in the original version.

Information on the development of the domain and the relevance of this particular research project within the domain could easily be presented in a mesoscopic  Situation module. The Situation module A05-m2a contains only a link to a mesoscopic module Situation, complemented with a brief summary of the state of affairs in the project. Part of the text in the mesoscopic module MESO-m2a has been copied from the first review article in the corpus, R1. We have added manually a short introduction, as well as a specification of the goal of the research project and the reason that particular goal was aimed for.

The resulting module
 According to the communication criteria, an adequate article makes a distinction between new information and background information. The Situation module makes the modularised version better suited to meet this criterion than the original version. The microscopic module sketches the situation in which the central problem of the article arose, and the mesoscopic Situation module provides newcomers to the field with the necessary general background the research. In this way, the necessary details about the situation in which the research has been performed are made available, in such a way that they can be avoided by readers who are either already aware of, or not interested in, the embedding of the research in its context.


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