BAEB601 Chapter 2: Literature Review (Part 2)

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BAEB601 Chapter 2: Literature Review (Part 2)

  1. 1. BAEB601: REESEARCH METHODOLOGYCHAPTER 2 (Part 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. Literature Review – Answers to Questions • There are some questions you have to answer before starting to write your literature review: – What is a literature review ? – What should be included in the chapter? – What references to use? – Any particular details to include in the review? © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 3 of 18
  4. 4. What is a literature review ? • -It is a chapter in your research paper that reflects the complete summary of your reference project. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 4 of 18
  5. 5. What should be included in the chapter? • -Basically, you would only want to tell a story about another person’s work. Therefore, you must have the ability to write a compact summary to let your readers know that you are actually working on a significant topic interest. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 5 of 18
  6. 6. What references to use? • -Of course, you would only want to use references that are highly reliable. You may find these materials in the forms of thesis and dissertations which may come from established institutions like the library. Some of these materials may include an example of literature review* for your convenience. • Academic journals, articles, books, etc. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 6 of 18
  7. 7. Any particular details to include in the review? • -Of course, you need to include the very thesis statement of the author, the methods used and the final findings. The conclusion also plays an important part since it finalizes the research details which were extracted from the study. Also, it gives you the idea of how the thesis statement was proven. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 7 of 18
  8. 8. Literature Review - Writing the paper A literature review usually has three sections although they will not be identified as such in the paper. • 1) Introduction: Introduce your topic and briefly explain why this is a significant or important area for study. Define terms if necessary. • 2) Summary of articles: In a paragraph or two for each study, briefly explain the purpose, how it was conducted (how information was gathered), and the major findings. When referring to an article, use the last name of author or authors and date of publication in the text. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 8 of 18
  9. 9. Literature Review - Writing the paper Example: Calvin and Brommel (1996) believe family communication . . . or Communication serves two primary functions in families--cohesion and adaptability (Galvin and Brommel, 1996). • 3) Conclusion: Briefly summarize the major findings of the studies chosen. Comments about what questions need to still be answered may be included. References: List the studies used on a separate page according to APA style format. © 2010 Cosmopoint Slide 9 of 18

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