Doctoral Net Academy: Video Slides 4 Chapter 2/Lit Review Inspiration

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Dissertation help in the form of slides to inspire a certain quality and provocative analysis in your dissertation review of literature.

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Doctoral Net Academy: Video Slides 4 Chapter 2/Lit Review Inspiration

  1. 1. Chapter 2:Standards of Accomplishment for the Chapter: Writing to properly set up chapter 3
  2. 2.  Chapter 2 is not about your topic Chapter 2 is about how the literature sets up your methodology Everything should lead the reader towards better understanding your studyThe most importantthings to remember !!!
  3. 3. 1. Make it crisp 2. Make it concise 3. Stick to topics that directly relate to your methodology 4. Discuss it in your voice 5. Make it ring with what you find interesting and provocative 6. Discuss research 7. Uncover gaps in other people’s ideas 8. Relate it all to your problemThis is not a look you want yourreaders to have when reading
  4. 4.  Introduction History or Context First Topical Area Subsequent Topical Areas Gaps Methodological Literature SummaryOrganization
  5. 5. 1. You have the mastery over your topic, you have researched it for over a year. 2. You should be able to write about it as though you were having a conversation about those points which were so interesting to you that you decided to research them further.Remember
  6. 6. Do you include: 1. Topic areas that reflect your research question and the variables you are studying? 2. Discussions of your topics that uncover gaps which lead to your research? 3. Discussion of the methodological choice you made?Success is when ALL the pieces add upto YOUR study
  7. 7. You know you’ve done it when: 1. Your reader doesn’t go to sleep somewhere in the middle of your discussion 2. Your readers make comments like, “good point, hadn’t thought of that” 3. You can read it to a family member or friend and they remain interested or ask questionsChapter 2 Outcomes
  8. 8. Don’t miss our checklist which members can find at www.doctoralnet.com Under the DNA Members Only Section Part 2: Writing the Proposal – Writing Chapter 2, Module 4 Or by following this link: http://www.doctoraln et.com/index.php/en/ dissertation- membership/dissertat ion-writing-chapters- 1-3/dissertation- writing-module-4Elsewhere in this series

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