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I am writing my research paper on campus violence. In this paper i will talk about the increasing violence in campus and universities now a days and right now i am dealing with the chapter literature review. There are a lot of problems which i am facing while writing my literature review in my paper. As i don’t know how many researchers’ ideas i can add, should i also add some statements that are contradictory to my topic or should i avoid adding them as that will be against my paper. Please someone brief me about this as this confusing me very much.
 

asked on 12 Jun 18Pradeep SharmaPradeep Sharma Staff
4 Answers
answered on 12 Jun 18

Good morning,
Basically, literature review is something which gives an overview of major writings and other sources on a selected topic. Make sure you are clear about your topic campus violence. Be sure and confident of the relevant material because only then you will be able to work efficiently on your literature review. Make sure the sources which you cover in the literature review should include scholarly journal articles, books, government reports, Web sites, etc. The literature review provides a description, summary and evaluation of each source. Don’t forget to include these things in your literature review Objective of the literature review, Overview of the subject under consideration, Clear categorization of sources selected into those in support of your, particular position, those opposed, and those offering completely different arguments, Discussion of both the distinctiveness of each source and its similarities with the others.discuss about the limitations, research gaps of the other researchers’.

answered on 14 Jun 18

Hello, i think your query is very simple and not so complicated as much as you are making it. I will give you step by step procedure so that it’s easy for you to understand the chapter literature review. Look at your specific area of study. Think about which papers will help you the most and then start looking them on internet. Review the literature by Using keywords, search a computer database. It is best to use at least two databases relevant to your discipline. Focus your topic and select papers accordingly. Read the selected articles thoroughly and evaluate on the basis of methodologies,  research findings and conclusions drawn, onflicting theories, results. After you have done evaluating all these aspects, write the body of the paper.
I think by following these steps you can easily go further with your literature review chapter.

JessicaJessica Staff
answered on 15 Jun 18

Don’t be confused with literature review. The number of research work is all depended on your research topic. If it can be covered in less no. of researchers’ ideas so it’s brilliant but less no. of researchers’ ideas are not covering the complete concept of your topic then i think you should include more researchers’ ideas. Yes, you should add some statements that are contradictory to your topic but not that much, only a brief about them.
I am also sharing some links with you from where you can get an idea of literature review: https://academiccoachingandwriting.org/dissertation-doctor/resources/writing-a-literature-review , https://www.apu.edu/live_data/files/288/literature_review.pdf.
Go and read them. I think it’s enough for you to understand the literature review chapter.

answered on 18 Jun 18

Hey, i think if i will share some links of some papers that will be more useful for you rather then explaining you the literature review chapter. So, i am sharing some papers with you, you can go through them and analyze them: https://libguides.uwf.edu/ld.php?content_id=42292186 , https://libguides.uwf.edu/ld.php?content_id=42292575 .

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