My MSc thesis is a multidisciplinary secondary data analysis project (data science-related) and its aim is to answer a specific question on the specific secondary data. However, I struggle with the structure (mainly the order of concepts) of the introduction/background/related work parts.
For my project proposal, the literature review showed that the problem I am tackling is almost exclusively addressed in a specific way [let's call these: 'methods A' that includes a variety of similar methods from field A].
One of my 'key' papers suggests that problems like that can be addressed differently ['methods B' that includes a variety of similar methods from field B].
This problem in this dataset has not been addressed with the B methods, hence there is some gap in the literature.
Furthermore, methods from a different field can be implemented 'on top' of A or B methods but there is not enough work about this on these specific data ['methods AB+' from field C. To note, that A and B methods can both answer the same specific question and can partially provide the same answer as AB+, so you could say AB+ is a better, more advanced approach.
I have reasons to suggest a specific method from the B methods ('method B1' from field B) and a specific method from the AB+ methods ('method AB+1' from 'field C'). All named fields fall under discipline G and my project title is named after fields B and C.
So overall, you could say my project is based on a lack of work in existing literature for this dataset. While method B1 has been used in other similar approaches (instead of A methods), method AB+1 is quite new and there is not much work with it in general.
So, I understand that I need to: explain all relevant concepts from field B and field C (overview and introduce relevant terms), provide an in-depth examination of method B1 and method AB+1
However, what is the most appropriate order to link all these together?
For example, do I make use of the introduction to set the context for all these topics and present fields B and C in a separate chapter (such as background work) before literature review? Then my literature review highlights the lack of work and I go in-depth about method B1 and AB+1? Or do I discuss methods B1 and AB+1 in my 'Methodology/Methods' section?
Hope this is clear enough and appreciate any answer. Thanks