– Demonstrate that you understand the topic and have significant knowledge within the field of study and then make a case. Be resourceful, support your claims, justify your answers. “Literature” could be anything from a set of government pamphlets on British colonial methods in Africa to scholarly articles on the treatment of a torn ACL.
– Making a case may be an analysis of research, study, or conceptual argument. – At the end of a literature review you should identify a gap or misinterpretation within the information (identify and explore the gap). I believe these common characteristics are the main subject of the piece of writing and evidence/textuality of your point from other readings. – It is important that you do this in the correct way. You dust off a novel and a book of poetry, settle down in your chair, and get ready to issue a “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” as you leaf through the pages. And a review does not necessarily mean that your reader wants you to give your personal opinion on whether or not you liked these sources. A literature review discusses published information in a particular subject area, and sometimes information in a particular subject area within a certain time period.
The "literature" refers to the works that you are putting in a conversation with each other to explain your research topic.
The goal in your literature review is to synthesize and draw connections between the key points in the conversation.
A literature review typically contains the following sections: Some instructors may also want you to write an abstract for a literature review, so be sure to check with them when given an assignment.
Also, the length of a literature review and the required number of sources will vary based on course and instructor preferences.Copyright ©1995-2018 by The Writing Lab & The OWL at Purdue and Purdue University. This material may not be published, reproduced, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our terms and conditions of fair use.Purpose of a literature review – to identify what has already been done/found, in relation to the research topic that is being studied and answers the question of what needs to happen next.– provide a brief overview of research you’ve read. The “literature” of a literature review refers to any collection of materials on a topic, not necessarily the great literary texts of the world.Often student research in APA fields falls into this category.Your professor might ask you to write this kind of paper to demonstrate your familiarity with work in the field pertinent to the research you hope to conduct.Sometimes a literature review is written as a paper in itself. University Writing Center • 2008 1 WRITING A LITERATURE REVIEW : RESEARCH PROCESS A. FINDING A TOPIC FOCUSING Focus the topic – not ... This is a great way to get in-depth research assistance on locating articles, evaluating information, selecting a research subject, citation construction, and more.You can reach me via email to set up an appointment at [email protected], or email any questions you may have.