Body, sometimes in Introduction or in Literature Review
Method (or Theory)
Reference to methods or theories used, usually explicit though may be implicit; approach or research methodology used
Part of books or articles with reference to theorists (e.g. Foucault, Derrida) or theory (e.g. feminism, post-colonialism, new historicism etc.); information on a research methodology
Methods section or referenced in Introduction or Body
A source may serve more than one function. For instance, a journal article could include background information, exhibits, argument and method. However, some sources are focused on a single function. For example, an encyclopedia entry on “Alzheimer's disease” is likely to only serve as background information.
Using Your Sources
Using Your Sources: The BEAM Research Model (3:25), from Portland State University Library
What am I going to do with my sources? BEAM ask you to consider the function of the source.