literature review

College is the "National University of Ireland Galway"

A focused literature review paper for final year.
Use a framework such as "Conklin, Ryan and Cronin".

Would like to achieve a 1:1 (A) in this literature review

Thank you
Table of contents.

Introduction and background,

Organising principles(themes, trends, methodology, chronology, controversies- usually a combination of some of these).
Critical thinking.

Organise information-chronologically?, thematically?, trend/approach/technique?, major debate/controversies? Pick one or combine.

Compare and contrast different articles, can express opinion in discussion from the research, notes at end to express your thought key in discussion but to be backed up with evidence.

Headings for the different sections of review.

Provide summative signposts of where your argument is leading to orientate the reader.

Summarise your review/highlight ‘gap’ in research.

Objective and balanced.

Avoid list-like structure by illustrating trends and patterns.

Guide to citing and referencing Harvard style.


Two types of citations: integral or non-integral.

Has to be on based books, articles and journals in the last 10 years. Ireland based information.

No web sites.

Narrative review 3-4 themes.

left-hand margin of 4 cm. Double or one-and-half spacing is recommended. Copies must be bound and numbered consecutively, with page numbers Located centrally at the bottom of each page.


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