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4.2.2 The characterisation by the conceptual function

 In standard, linear scientific articles , the problem-solving process is expressed roughly in the prototypical section headings Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, and Conclusions, abbreviated as IMRDC .4.10 In our modular model we distinguish nine types of modules by the conceptual function of the information, which each reflect a stage of the problem-solving process.  They are grouped into five types of  complex modules: m2 Positioning, m3 Methods, m4 Results, m5 Interpretation and m6 Outcome. In this section, these modules are discussed in detail.4.11

The complete set of modules distinguished by means of the conceptual function, complemented with the module Meta-information, form the basic components of a modular article. Figure 4.3 gives an overview of these modules. They are further structured by means of the domain-oriented characterisation and labelled with the bibliographic characterisation. Using the range-based characterisation, similar modules can be created at a higher level to complement the article. A NAME="fig-modules">    
[To the full figure] Figure 4.3: The module meta-information and the modules distinguished following the conceptual function of the information.



 

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