This guide offers tips & "best practices" on how to perform & write a literature review.
This tutorial will cover: The purpose of a stand-alone literature review is to provide a summary, synthesis and critical evaluation of the literature relevant to your specific research question or aim.
Within the review, you need to identify patterns, consensus, inconsistencies, discrepancies, problems or gaps based on the body of literature.
Your research question needs to be answerable within your word limit.
The video below contains tips for writing a good research question.
The Conclusions section sums up the key points of your discussion, the essential features of your design, or the significant outcomes of your investigation.
As its function is to round off the story of your project, it should: Example 1: Aim The aim of this project is to design a mobile phone tower for a suburban location..A literature review is an academic survey of journal articles, thesis, dissertations, or books related to a specific issue, an area of study, or concept.The literature review provides a narrative, summary, or critical assessment pertaining to that particular academic source.Conclusions The mobile phone tower presented here can be erected safely in a suburban street.It requires a total area of no more than 2m Example 2: Aim This investigation will review the volume of passengers using the Monash University Clayton-Caulfield inter-campus bus in order to recommend adjustments to the service if needed.A graduate literature review module is also available in the graduate research and writing section of the Research and Learning Online site.The graduate literature review module is particularly useful if you are writing a literature review that forms part of a research project, including an Honours, Master by Research or Ph D project.Ultimately, the literature review will contribute something new to the topic, so it will not be a discussion that has been repeated or previously established in the past.A research question is an answerable, focused question that helps to limit the scope of your research and writing within a broader topic.Conclusions Analysis of the survey data obtained in this project shows that use of the Clayton-Caulfield inter-campus bus has increased by 24% in the past five years.It is recommended that frequency be increased during peak usage...