I realize there are many ways to structure an introduction. This research paper's introduction has 3 sections: Background and Significance, Relevant Literature, and a third section where I actually propose the method to be explored later in the paper. What is the proper name for that last section of the introduction? Please note, there will be a Methods section next but I still need to introduce an overview of the method in the introduction.
If you use structured titles and well labeled references there is no room for confusing the reader.
Section 1: Introduction
Blahing a blah...
1.4 Proposed method
Introductory summary of the method you propose.
Section X: Methods
X.1 Method #1
Description of Method #1...
Then you can use references like "...as mentioned in 1.4...", "...because of limitations in Method #1, following conditions must be met, see X.1..."
If the core purpose of the article is the Method proposal, then the Method should be described appropriately in all following sections:
- Abstract - Very brief summary of why you have developped it and what it returns. (Motivate the plausible readers to read introduction and conclusions)
- Introduction - Not that brief summary of why and what from you have developped it, and briefly how it works. (Assure possible readers they want to read the Conclusions)
- Method proposal - Describe in detail how the method works, what are the inputs and what it returns.
- Discussion - Dicsuss all the upsids and downsides of the method.
- Conclusion - describe briefly how it works and sum up the dicsussion.