Methods sections in research articles in English often follow the DRaC model – Demonstrating Rigour and Credibility1. The DRaC model is based on research on methods sections of 900 research articles from 30 disciplines. The DRaC model includes 3 moves and 16 steps:
1Cotos, E., Huffman, S., & Link, S. (2017). A move/step model for methods sections: Demonstrating rigour and credibility. English for Specific Purposes, 46, 90-106.