Research Writing: How to Do a Literature Review (FutureLearn)

Research Writing: How to Do a Literature Review (FutureLearn)
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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.
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Research Writing: How to Do a Literature Review (FutureLearn)
Learn how to write a strong literature review with this course designed for research students, at any level, in any discipline. 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.

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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


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Explore and identify different types of literature review

- Develop an annotated bibliography

- Develop questions to drive a literature review

- Reflect on your academic writing style

- Collaborate with other research writers

- Improve your research potential



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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.

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