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