Step Six: Begin to Write Your Literature Review: Choose any section of your conceptual schema to begin with.
You can begin anywhere, because you already know the order.
font, margins, spacing), title page, abstract, body, text citations, quotations.
It will help you considerably if your topic for your literature review is the one on which you intend to do your final M. project, or is in some way related to the topic of your final project.
Step Three: Find relevant excerpts in your books and articles: Skim the contents of each book and article and look specifically for these five things: 1.
Claims, conclusions, and findings about the constructs you are investigating 2. Calls for follow-up studies relevant to your project 4. Disagreement about the constructs you are investigating When you find any of these five things, type the relevant excerpt directly into a Word document. If there are excerpts that you can’t figure out where they belong, separate those and go over them again at the end to see if you need new categories.
It focuses on a of the relationship among different works, and relating this research to your work.
It may be written as a stand-alone paper or to provide a theoretical framework and rationale for a research study (such as a thesis or dissertation).
A literature review I am currently working on, for example, explores barriers to higher education for undocumented students.
Step Two: Search for the literature: Conduct a comprehensive bibliographic search of books and articles in your area.