Thursday, April 12, 2012

Literature Review

Hello everyone..
It's seem quite bored in this blog. So today i want share with you all what i gets for today from my Research Class.
Today my lecturer discuss with us what is Literature Review all about. This literature review is common sense for university student especially. Okay, i want start our lesson for today.

WHAT IS LITERATURE REVIEW?

  • A critical evaluation of materials that have been published or unpublished in the area that is being research
  • Is also an evaluation report of information found in the literature related to selected area of study
  • It's all about summarize, describe, evaluate and clarify
WHAT DO YOU DO IN LITERATURE REVIEW?
  • Defines and clarify the problem
  • Summarizes previous investigates in order to inform the reader of current work
  • Identify relations, contradictions, inconsistencies in the literature
  • Suggest the next stage to solve the problem
PURPOSE OF THE LITERATURE REVIEW :
  • To convey the reader what knowledge and ideas
WHY LITERATURE REVIEW?
  1. Provide a context for research
  2. Justify the research
  3. Ensure it has not being done before
  4. Show the research fits in the existing knowledge
  5. Illustrate how the subject have been studied before
  6. Highlights flow in the previous research
  7. Outline gaps in previous research
  8. Show how the work can add to the understanding and knowledge of subject
  9. Help refine, refocus or change topic
                                              STEPS IN DEVELOPING LITERATURE REVIEW
  1. Selecting the topic 
  2. Looking of the information sources
  3. Source of information
  4. Using the information source
  5. Organizing the information
  6. Positioning the literature review
  7. Writing up the literature review

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