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Literature Review

What is a literature review, what is its purpose, and how to do it.

Positioning the literature review

Aim to:

  • understand and clarify the relationships between your research and the discipline/s
  • place and justify your research within the discipline/s
  • understand the existing literature and how it relates /supports/contradicts your topic

Research can draw on the knowledge, culture, methodology and theories of a number of disciplines - the amount of interdisciplinary research has increased in recent years and all interdisciplinary ideas need to be discussed with your professor(s).

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