How to Review the Literature

Thursday, February 10, 2022, 15:00 – 17:00 (CET), online. (Register)

[See also: How to write a research project. How to write the background, theory, method, analysis and discussion sections. How to write the introduction and conclusion. How to review the literature and how to structure a research paper. How to finish on time and how to reference properly. Part of the Craft of Research series. Full program here.]

(I apologise for the recording mistake, which means you have suffer through a few minutes of the gallery view. Most of the presentation, using screen sharing, worked as intended.)

The scholarly literature frames your research questions and informs your thinking. When you do a literature review you are developing your understanding of the conversation that is going on among experts on your topic. The trick is to appreciate the finitude of the problem.

Here are some posts on the subject:

“The Literature”

“Ezra Zuckerman and the Literature”

“Theory and Literature”

“Consensus, Controversy, Contribution”