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Table 2. 
Studies analyzing PhD thesis and Master thesis introductions that report whether they present their research purpose and whether they introduce research questions (RQs) and/or hypotheses.
StudyFieldPresent the research purposeSpecify the RQs or hypotheses
Lim (2014) N = 32 Applied linguistics – English: 97% (RQs) 
Lim, Loi, & Hashim (2014) N = 32 Applied linguistics – English: 50% (H) 
Gil-Salom, Soler-Monreal, & Carbonell-Olivares (2008) N = 21 Computing Spanish: 100% Spanish: 4.8% 
Soler-Monreal, Carbonell-Olivares, & Gil-Salom (2011) N = 20 (10 each language) Computing English: 60% Spanish: 80% English: 50% Spanish: 10% 
Geçíklí (2013) N = 20 (10 each language) English Language Teaching English: 90% Turkish: 40% English: 90% Turkish: 70% 
Cheung (2012) N = 41 Applied linguistics (n = 11) Physical education (n = 10) Applied psychology (n = 10) Education management (n = 10) English: 73% English: 90% English: 90% English: 90% English: 82% (RQs), 9% (H) English: 30% (RQs), 30% (H) English: 50% (RQs), 10% (H) English: 70% (RQs), 30% (H) 
StudyFieldPresent the research purposeSpecify the RQs or hypotheses
Lim (2014) N = 32 Applied linguistics – English: 97% (RQs) 
Lim, Loi, & Hashim (2014) N = 32 Applied linguistics – English: 50% (H) 
Gil-Salom, Soler-Monreal, & Carbonell-Olivares (2008) N = 21 Computing Spanish: 100% Spanish: 4.8% 
Soler-Monreal, Carbonell-Olivares, & Gil-Salom (2011) N = 20 (10 each language) Computing English: 60% Spanish: 80% English: 50% Spanish: 10% 
Geçíklí (2013) N = 20 (10 each language) English Language Teaching English: 90% Turkish: 40% English: 90% Turkish: 70% 
Cheung (2012) N = 41 Applied linguistics (n = 11) Physical education (n = 10) Applied psychology (n = 10) Education management (n = 10) English: 73% English: 90% English: 90% English: 90% English: 82% (RQs), 9% (H) English: 30% (RQs), 30% (H) English: 50% (RQs), 10% (H) English: 70% (RQs), 30% (H) 
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