Research Writing 2: Writing a literature review
- Edinburgh Campus
This set of three workshops is for research students who are in the initial stages of writing up their research. This may be for a first year report or for some other purpose. Students are recommended to take part in all three courses.
The literature review is a key component of a PhD, because it motivates and contextualises key research issues. Developing a review is a complex task which involves selecting, organising and evaluating source material; reading actively while taking effective notes; and shaping relevant information into a coherent piece of writing. This workshop offers practical ways of making this process manageable and beginning to develop a review.
Please bring along a printed copy of an article (by an author other than yourself) that you are familiar with and are planning to incorporate into your literature review.