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HDR Literature Review Plan

Welcome to the amazing journey of the literature review!

Congratulations on embarking on your Higher Degree by Research (HDR)
Developing a comprehensive literature review is one of the first steps of your HDR journey. While your research methods may vary from your peers, the approach to a high-quality literature review is very similar.
In this module, we will assist you to:
  • Get organised with tools and software
  • Plan your literature search
  • Begin your literature search
  • Expand your literature search
Now, let the journey begin!

Why should I follow a systematic approach during my literature search?

  • To gain an overview of existing literature on your topic
  • To identify seminal authors and papers relevant to your topic
  • To identify gaps in existing literature
  • To build a case for your own research
  • To make an informed decision on your research methodology and methods
  • To raise the "publishability" of your literature review as a review article