While writing the literature review section, I am confused about which tense should I use (past, present perfect, or present) while referring to other people's work.
I understand that established facts are presented in the present tense. Work done is presented in past or present-perfect tense. But in what tense should I define their (i) system model, (ii) experiments, and (iii) results so that the overall picture remains coherent and it does not seem like I am jumping from one tense to another?
What is the basis for using any of these tenses?