Anatomy of a Scientific Research Paper (Part 5): The Approach

Today we’ll talk about the approach.  In a typical “build a better mousetrap” paper, this is the only section which contains details about your new idea.  Yes, the only section.  Everything else is setup or evaluation or related work.

And the approach section is at most 2 pages long.  So how do we make effective use of it?  How can we share our great new idea with the world?

Well, you can usually divide the approach into 4 parts:

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