The Research has further demonstrated in applied linguistics
Research has further demonstrated that there is variation not only across different disciplines but also between related disciplines, a somewhat discouraging finding for academic writing pedagogy. Samraj (2002), for example, has found variation in the structure of RA introductions in Wildlife Behaviour and Conservation Biology, two related fields. Her findings illustrate that the moves, and the steps used to realise these moves, vary across the two disciplines. Such variation across different disciplines and related disciplines does not seem to be limited to the structure of RA introductions only; a number of studies reveal that there is variation in the organisation of RA abstracts, as well.