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Discipline-specific Group Research Project –Literature review (5%)
• Submit as a stand-alone paper that includes:
▪ title page (title of paper, all students names in the group, name of university, course name and section, date)
▪ introduction (overview of the literature and background information and thesis statement)
▪ body (with headings and subheadings)
▪ and a list of references at the end ( all sources listed on the References list must also be cited in the text)
*see examples for each at the end of this document
• The literature review must be at least 8-10 pages in length (number all pages),
• Double spaced, Times New Roman typeface in 12point font size, 1” margin throughout the paper.
• Must follow APA format.
READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU BEGIN WRITING YOUR LITERATURE REVIEW:
WHAT IS A LITERATURE REVIEW?
A literature review is a discussion or overview of literature (previous studies) on a particular subject area, or theory related to your research question (s). It may provide background for a larger work, or it may stand on its own. An effective literature review analyzes, evaluates and synthesizes information in an organized format identifying key themes, trends or issues in literature that connect your sources together.
HOW IS IT DIFFERENT FROM A RESEARCH PAPER?
The focus of a research paper is to develop a new argument. In a research paper, the literature review is one of its parts and is used as a foundation and as support for a new insight that you contribute. The focus of a literature review, however, is to summarize and synthesize the arguments and ideas of others without adding new contributions.
• Provide an overview of the topic in the beginning
• Provide background information, such as definitions of key terms and concepts and/or history
• Specify your thesis statement and indicate why the topic being reviewed is important
• Link your discussion of the literature back to your thesis statement and research question(s)
• Discuss and stress how studies are related to one another, address these in different headings and subheadings
▪ stress how the studies are related to your topic
▪ identify patterns in the literature
▪ note differences, strengths and weaknesses among the studies
▪ identify gaps in the literature (areas needing more research)
• Identify classic, pioneer or landmark studies and discuss how they influence your research
• In the conclusion make clear how the material in the body of the review has supported the assertion or thesis presented in the introduction
• Suggest specific directions for future research in the conclusion
VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES FOR FURTHER EXPLANATION AND EXAMPLES:
HOW TO WRITE A LITERTURE REVIEW
Video on how to write a literature review
HOW TO CHANGE YOUR ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY INTO A LITERATURE REVIEW
Sample student paper with professor notes