writing literature reviews
This tutorial focuses on writing a chapter-length literature review. However, the five key points presented here will be useful for other forms of literature review:
- a single chapter
- segmented into a series of chapters on several topics
- embedded in successive thematic chapters
- a section of the introduction (in most theses there will be a short review here to justify the research, even when there is a longer review elsewhere).
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We have highlighted some sections which may be of particular interest.
- Research is about telling a story — a professor’s perspective (2:12 – 3:08)
- Different types of literature review — e.g. in a thesis or dissertation (3:48 – 4:13)
- So what’s involved in reviewing the literature? (7:00 – 8:46)