These come from chapter 8 of the book: James, E. A. (2014). Writing your doctoral dissertation or thesis faster : A proven map to success (H. Salmon Ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA, USA: Sage Publishing.
What should go in your first chapter, your introduction to your study? While the headings listed below are an average for a fairly positivistic dissertation, the truth is that doctoral theses are art - and therefore, as long as your university allows it, you can set up your study anyway you like. I have seen first chapters that range from five pages to twenty.