The specifics of a literature review vary by type, which is determined by your intention in writing one: Are you trying to establish a knowledge of the field for your own research article? Or are you writing a full-length review paper to show the current state of the research on a topic?
Either way, the plan is generally the same, though the degree to which you collect and read the literature will vary based on what you're working on.
This guide will give you more information on the different types of review and how to perform the review you need. Also consider looking to articles, review papers or past theses/dissertations in your field to get a sense of how others have structured and written their literature reviews as examples for your own.
To download the slides, which are based on the information in this guide, use this Kaltura link.
Moldwin, M. B., Florindo, F., Okin, G., et al. (2017). Why and how to write a high‐impact review paper: Lessons from eight years of editorial board service to Reviews of Geophysics. Reviews of Geophysics, 55, 860–863. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017RG000587
Webster, J., & Watson, R. (2002). "Analyzing the past to prepare for the future: Writing a literature review." MIS Quarterly 26(2), xiii-xxiii.
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