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BAEB601 Chapter 2: Literature Review

  1. 1. BAEB601: REESEARCH METHODOLOGYCHAPTER 2:Literature Review © 2010 Cosmopoint
  2. 2. Chapter AimsThis chapter aims to:3.Define the literature review4.Understand the theoretical background5.Identify journal that relate to the research6.Identify the similarity and differences of journal with your research. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 2 of 18 Topics
  3. 3. What is literature review? • A literature review is a description of the literature relevant to a particular field or topic. • It gives an overview of what has been said, who the key writers are, what are the prevailing theories and hypotheses, what questions are being asked, and what methods and methodologies are appropriate and useful. • As such, it is not in itself primary research, but rather it reports on other findings © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 3 of 18
  4. 4. What is literature review? • A literature review is an appraising description of information found in the literature associated to your chosen area of research. • The literature review illustrates, summarize, appraise and clarify the literature for which you are writing literature review. • It should give a hypothetical foundation for the research and helps you establish the nature of your research. Unrelated works are removed completely while the marginal ones are considered critically. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 4 of 18
  5. 5. The Importance of Literature Review • Literature review helps to find new ways to figure out any ambiguity or flaws in earlier researches. • A literature review portrays the link of each work to the others. • Literature review resolves any contradictory findings, or gaps in previous studies. • Most importantly, literature review leads the way forward for further research. • It adds the understanding and knowledge of the particular field. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 5 of 18
  6. 6. Literature Review Should Cover … • The literature review discovers the areas of controversy in the literature. • The literature review explains how each work is similar to and how it varies from the others. • Literature review should be well-structured around and directly linked to the research question you are developing. • The literature review should present an overview of the subject, issue or theory under consideration, along with the objectives of the literature review. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 6 of 18
  7. 7. Development of Literature Review • A literature review involves the four stages to advance: Problem Formulation: First of all, the component issues of topic of literature review to examine or research are determined. Literature Search: Finding materials are collected relevant to the subject being explored to write the literature review. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 7 of 18
  8. 8. Continued.. • Data Appraisal: It is determined that which literature makes a worth mentioning contribution to the understanding of the topic of literature review. Analysis: Finally, the findings of relevant literature are analyzed to conclude and include in literature review. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 8 of 18
  9. 9. 6 Crucial Tips On “How To Write A Literature Review? • You need to keep entire and exact records and references of what you read and find during research. • Learn the required citation style. • Make notes or summaries of the articles, books journals, papers whatever you read. • You must infer and read between the lines when go through any written work. • Broaden your vision and develop your own ideas without worrying that it might not be accepted. Just don’t be relaxed with copying previous work. • Divide the literature review into different thematic parts which will help you to focus. • Read the leading published material and search for the current issues for the latest information. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 9 of 18
  10. 10. Resources To Develop Review Of Literature There is a wide range of sources to develop your literature review. These resources include: © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 10 of 18
  11. 11. Literature Review Revision • To revise and check of any flaw or lack in literature review answer to these questions: • What is the specific thesis, problem, or research question that my literature review helps to define? • How good was my information seeking? • Was my search wide enough to ensure the availability of relevant material? • Did I narrow enough the literature review to leave out irrelevant material? • Have I used suitable number of sources for the length? • Have I critically analyzed the literature I use? • Hive I just summarized the material I read? • Does it have my own thoughts and insight? • Have I used the citation properly? • Will the reader find my literature review appropriate, and useful? © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 11 of 18
  12. 12. Class Activity • Identify the similarity and differences of the three (3) journals that you have got. – What are the similarities between them? – What are the differences between them? Note: Please send it before dismiss the class together with your 3 journals. Don’t forget the task signature. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 12 of 18