Research Writing: How to Do a Literature Review

FutureLearn Research Writing: How to Do a Literature Review

Platform
FutureLearn
Provider
University of Wollongong
Effort
4 hours/week
Length
4 weeks
Language
English
Cost
Free
Credentials
Paid Certificate Available
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Overview
Improve your ability in a fundamental part of research: a literature review
Many students are required to write a critical review of current academic literature in their area of interest - researchers, postgraduates and undergraduates. Developing a great critical review is vital, but not always taught.

In this course, you will be guided through this complex process step-by-step, seeing examples, finding information and developing useful questions that will help you plan, draft and refine a critical discussion of what is and is not yet known about your topic.

What topics will you cover?
  • Understanding the literature review as a genre, and its fundamental role in all serious investigations and research projects
  • Developing a useful list of search terms and understanding where to use them to find the most relevant literature available
  • Developing a professional bibliography and annotating it with critical evaluations of readings
  • Asking good questions to guide the reading and writing process
  • Planning a critical discussion in response to specific questions and based on evidence from the published literature

This course has been created for those pursuing research, at PhD level or not – anyone who wants to improve their ability to write about academic literature for research purposes.

Taught by
Emily Purser
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FutureLearn
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