My field of research is finance. The methodology I apply, however, is much closer to economics.
Research papers tend to be very brief when introducing the methodology. That is, they often assume a high level of prior knowledge of their readership.
In my thesis, I'd like to stay concise (or "crisp", for that matter) yet, I have much higher page number requirements to fulfill.
So my question: how would you say introducing the methodology in a masters section should differ from a PhD thesis respective a journal article?
Is it okey for me to introduce the methodology more extensive but so that most people could more intuitively grasp the concept? (such as introducing a simplistic example -> I've actually even seen that in research papers).
Note: I'm not seeking a "cookie-cutter" kind of tutorial to write the section. I'm much more interested how more experienced people in academia would think about that issue.
In general I'm still quite unsure what differentiates a journal article from a masters thesis.
I am nearly doing the same as has been laid out in a prior article (with a few extensions) yet I am required to write 3x more pages.