Literature review


Type of

Assessment: Assessment 2 – Literature review

Unit Learning



(a) Demonstrate an advanced ability to initiate and prepare

an original research proposal.

(b) Demonstrate an advanced ability to prepare a literature

review based on the support of an original research


(c) Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the ethical issues

associated with an original research proposal and their

implications for the research and the acceptability of the

research by an ethics review committee.

(d) Critically evaluate the coherence, relevance and

methodological merits of a given body of literature.

(e) Demonstrate a critical understanding of the theoretical,

practical and professional contexts and significance of the


Prepare a literature review that identifies and

discriminates between concepts, issues, key findings and

relevant theories most pertinent to the research proposal

which the review supports.

Criteria for


• Knowledge and Understanding

• Content and exploration of theories and ideas

• Analysis, synthesis and critical engagement

• Technical skills and referencing

Assessment Task:

Students will submit a literature review for their chosen project

Your review should be shaped by your argument and should

seek to establish your theoretical orientation, along with your

methodological choices. Your review needs to conclude with

what you have demonstrated as a ‘need for research’ in the area.

This literature review needs to be organized with sub-headers in

a meaningful manner based on your topic. The language used in

a literature review is often evaluative and demonstrates your

perspectives of the literature in relation to your question. Your

'voice' or your perspective, position or standpoint, should be

identifiable in the literature review.

It is important that, firstly, your theoretical position is clearly and

strongly stated and that your critical evaluations are an integral

part of this. Secondly, it important that your language indicates

your own or other writers’ attitudes to the question or issue. The

literature review always ends with a research question.

You may follow the outline below;

Title of literature review: In not more than 20 words state the

title of your literature review


Provide an overview of the literature review. Indicate the

objectives of the literature review

Literature review

Use relevant headings and sub-headings to organize your

literature review.


Your conclusion should provide a summary of the literature and

show the gaps in the literature 

  • Posted: 16 days ago
  • Due: 
  • Budget: $15
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