Writing a dissertation Literature Review:
As an academic writer, you are expected to provide an analytical overview of the significant literature published on above topic. Your purpose is instructional therapeutic practice skill evidence based dissertation literature review: Demonstrate familiarity, expertise, and intelligence with the topic. Review of literatures as follows:
Review between 10-20 original works in the context of existing literatures.
Literatures must be recent, not more than 10 years (within 5 years preferable)
Interpret the major issues surrounding your topic.
Describe the relationship of each work to the others under consideration including similarities.
Identify new ways to interpret, and shed light on any gaps in previous research.
Resolve conflicts among seemingly contradictory previous studies.
Determine which literature makes a significant contribution to the understanding of your topic.
Point the way to further research on your topic.
The Literature Review must be well structured; recovery focus and your ideas must flow logically from one point to the next. Ensure sources and references are current and relevant, cited appropriately according to academic discipline. Present terminology and viewpoints on the topic in an unbiased and comprehensive manner.
Literature Review Content:
Provide an overview of the subject, issue, or theory under consideration.
Divide outside works into categories and concepts (in support or against a particular position).
Connect the works to what has come before your work and ideas.
Provide conclusions about those works that make the greatest contribution to the understanding and development of your subject.
Consider review of literature:
Qualifications: What are the author?s credentials to make the judgments he or she has made?
Neutrality: Is the author?s perspective even-handed or biased?
Credibility: Which of the author?s theses are convincing and why?
Worth: Do the author?s conclusions add to evidence based value?
. Use reporting verbs to indicate:
Positive assessment (advocate, argue, hold, see);
Neutral assessment (address, cite, comment, look at);
Tentative assessment (allude to, believe, hypothesize, suggest); or
Critical assessment (attack, condemn, object, refute).
Evidence or material in the Literature Review needs to show that you are:
Selecting and quoting only the most relevant material for your subject and argument.
Making sense of the quotation within the context of your argument.
Introducing and integrating only relevant quotations into your literature review.
Focusing on the language of quotations in the interpretations.
Integral citations are those where the name of the cited author occurs in the citing sentence.
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