1. ABSTRACT (Why? How? What?)
2. INTRODUCTION (Hypothesis, Survey of the Literature - Broad to specific)
3. METHODS (How to replicate the study. Detailed explanation of data sources or original collection (primary/secondary), as well as methodolog/ies applied.)
4. RESULTS (Tables and Figures. May include discussion of validation instrument and whether the findings were significant.)
5. DISCUSSION (Including questions for further research.)
A- D- I- R- M ORDER
1. Abstract (Why? How? What?)
2. Discussion (Answers the hypothesis or research question and explains how results support the conclusion.)
MAIN POINTS FREQUENTLY SUGGESTED BY:
TITLE; ABSTRACT; KEYWORDS; TABLES & FIGURES; END OF THE INTRODUCTION
What is a Literature Review?
What is the structure of a Literature Review?
What is its purpose?
A literature review will help you identify what has been discovered and what has yet to be discovered. It helps the reader understand where your ideas "fit" in the scholarly conversation. A review is a required part of grant and research proposals and often a chapter in theses and dissertations.
Cues to a Literature Review Section
A growing body of literature suggests . . . (List authors and page numbers)
It is often argued that . . . (Author page number)
A contrary view holds . . . (Author page number)