The literature review.
A few tips on conducting it.
I’m university of aizu.
I’m Wataru Ueda.
First, What is a review of literature?
A literature review is explanation of what has been published on a topic by accredited
scholars and researchers.
A few time, you will be asked to write one as a separate assignment.
For example, it is part of the introduction to essay, research report, or thesis.
Next, A literature Review can do using skill two area.
One is Information seeking.
The ability to scan the literature efficiently.
You will find a set of useful article and books using manual or computerized methods.
Another is Critical appraisal.
The ability to apply principle of analysis to identify unbiased and valid studies.
Next, I talk about “A literature review must do these things”.
Be organized and related directly to the thesis or research question you are
Synthesize results into summary of what is and is not known.
Check areas of controversy in the literature.
Clearly talk question that need further research.
A literature review is a piece of discursive prose.
Therefore, Don’t list describing or summarizing one piece of literature after another.
Also, Don’t begin with the name of a researcher in every paragraph.
Instead, organize the literature review into sections.
Annotated bibliography is need to summarize each item briefly.
And annotated bibliography should follow through.
Because these helps you indicate comparisons and relationships.