The Literature Review:A Few Tips On Conducting It s1150033 Ryo Ueno
OutlineFour things must be done in a literaturereviewSome questions for writing a review of theliteratureSome questions about each book orarticle you includeAn important note
Four things must be done in a literature review1. The review must be organizedaround and related directly to thethesis or research question that youare developing.2. The review must synthesize resultsinto a summary of what is and is notknown.
Four things must be done in a literature review3. The review must identify areas ofcontroversy in the literature.4. The review must formulate questionsthat need further research.
Some questions for writing a review of the literature What is the problem, or research question that your literature review helps to define? Will the readers find your literature review relevant, appropriate, and useful? What is the scope of your literature review?
Some questions for writing a review of the literature What types of publications are you using? How good was your information seeking? Have you critically analysed the literature that you use?
Some questions about each book or article you includeDid the author formulate a problem orissue?What is the relationship between theresearch and theoretical perspectives?How does this article or book relate to thespecific thesis or question that you aredeveloping?
An important noteThe literature review is not a listsummarizing or describing one piece ofliterature after another literature.