Produce a high quality literature review for your independent research project
A quality literature review is central to a good project. This course explores the role of a literature review within your project and how it links to the research question and design. The course explores approaches to doing a literature review and outlines the different phases involved.
During this course you will cover the following topics:
- Linking the literature review to the research question and design
- Analysis of the main purposes a literature review might serve
- Some approaches to doing a literature review
- Discussion of strategies for identifying which sources to include in a literature review
- The University’s guidance on plagiarism and ways to avoid committing it
This is supported through the following activities:
- Reading your degree-specific guidance on the requirements for your literature review
- Compiling a list of tips for producing a good literature review
- Devising a strategy for searching using Locate
- Making an initial plan of your literature
- Reading the university guides on academic misconduct, Harvard referencing and searching using Locate
- Practicing quoting, paraphrasing, and summarising research, and citing it correctly
Who is the course for?
Postgraduate students undertaking their final project.