At Stark Technovision, we enable you to identify both industry and problem in the literature review. Both these would ensure to identify the gap for your phd thesis. The following are the structure, we follow at Stark Technovision.
Three Phases of Literature Review
|Broad scan||Review of the literature||To assist the researcher in identifying a research problem.|
|Focused Review||ERIC||To develop a proposal prospects and research proposal|
|Comprehensive critique||All sources||To provide a scholarly foundation for the study|
Steps and strategies for writing a Literature review:
|Locate or identify relevant literature||Key authors and journals has to be identified Use Google scholar Use state of the art articles Use Computerized searches Scan tables of content from key journals Use reference lists from articles, chapters and books Read primary sources Avoid the popular press|
|Read the literature critically||Themes of the literature has to be identified In all individual articles need to identify their strengths and weakness As a whole, you need to identify their strengths and weakness Photocopies of the articles has to be collected|
|Prepare to write||Investigate expected length and format of the literature review Make a preliminary outline Organize the literature you will cover Limit the scope of the review to the topic at hand|
|Write the review||Write the introduction Write subsections Use transition markets and meta text Synthesise and critically evaluate the literature Be careful not to plagiarise|
|Indicate||Practice summarising and paraphrasing actives Use the review to lead to your study and research question/s|
Move 1: Establishing a Thematic Territory
Move 2: Surveying and Summarizing Previous research
Move 3: Creating a research niche (preparing for present research)
Some Sample Passage for Gap indicating elements "Further research is needed in order to determine whether and how voice plays a role in academic writing".
Move 4: Occupying the research niche
"with respect to... the study aimed to address the following research questions: 1"
Coverage: Justifies inclusion and exclusion of literature from the review Synthesis:
Rhetoric : Writing has a coherent, clear structure that supports the review Reading, summarizing and critiquing previous studies.
Context in disciplin:e
What criticism does examiners makes while looking at your literature review
Tense Example Simple present - Stephen (1989) shows that ..................... " Simple past - Stephen (1989) showed that ...................." Present perfect - Research has shown that ....... ..............." Choices of tense and reasons for their use Choice of tense Reason Present simple –
How to decide your research topic / question?
One of the best ways to conduct the broad scan us to concentrate on research reviews. A research review is a scholarly article on a topic that reviews the major research studies about that topic in order to give readers a broad picture of what is known. May be you can look for the term meta-analysis. A Meta analysis is a research review that uses complex statistical processes to determine overall effects of a given intervention.