First of all I hope this question is not too trivial for this site. It does say in the FAQ: "This site is for academics of all levels". Furthermore, this question should be helpful for other novice researchers who want to write a paper or thesis.
I have worked for a good while with my MSc. thesis and what I did initially was to read a lot of related work in the research area of my project and also in perhaps more peripheral areas that initially seemed very interesting.
This initial review is the basis for a related work chapter that I have written. I was fully expecting to prune a lot of this text and have also done this according to what I eventually ended up doing. However, a lot of the descriptions of research that I have in the current version represent very interesting ideas for extensions to the current approach that I want to write about in a future work section.
Should I keep the sections in related work that are about research areas that I have not ventured into, that are not directly comparable but do represent possible extensions?
If possible I would also like someone to explain how related the related work section/chapter should be.