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How do I write a literature review?

How do I write a literature review?

By the end of this chapter you will be able to answer the following:

  • Why is a literature review needed?
  • Who am I writing the literature review for?
  • What areas should the literature review cover?
  • How do I structure the literature review?
  • Why is analysis and synthesis so important?
  • Can I just write a literature review for my dissertation?
  • What should I do now?

Why is a literature review needed?

From the introduction chapter in your dissertation, you would have highlighted key literature that informs the reader of the nature of the issue you are researching. The next chapter, the literature review, develops and deepens your focus further by discussing in detail the scope of the area, previous research findings, ...

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