Explain to your reader why you chose to research this topic, problem, or issue, and just why such research is needed. Explain any “gaps” in the research that is current this topic, and explain how your quest contributes to closing that gap.
While not always required, the literature review may be an important element of your introduction. It provides a synopsis of relevant research in your discipline. Its goal is to provide a scholarly context for your quest question, and explain how your very own research fits into that context. A literature review just isn’t merely a summary of the sources you’ve found for the paper—it should synthesize the information and knowledge gathered from those sources so that you can demonstrate that work still should be done.
Explain your selection criteria early on—why do you choose each of your sources? The literature review should only make reference to work that affects your unique question. Seek out a diverse variety of sources. Look at primary-research reports and data sets in addition to secondary or sources that are analytical.
This section should explain the manner in which you evaluated and collected your data. Utilize the past tense, and employ precise language. Explain why you chose your methods and just how they compare to your standard practices in your discipline. 阅读更多