Dissertation – ONLY the literature review
Topic question: How will automation affect jobs in the future?
2-3 academic sources
2-3 non academic sources
The Literature Review must be well structured, and your ideas must flow logically from one point to the next. Ensure sources and references are current and relevant, cited appropriately according to your discipline. Present terminology and viewpoints on the topic in an unbiased and comprehensive manner.
Include the following content in your Literature Review:
Provide an overview of the subject, issue, or theory under consideration.
Divide outside works into categories and concepts (in support or against a particular position).
Connect the works to what has come before your work and ideas.
Provide conclusions about those works that make the greatest contribution to the understanding and development of your subject.
Consider the following when assessing whether to include each work in your review of literature:
Qualifications: What are the author’s credentials to make the judgments he or she has made?
Neutrality: Is the author’s perspective even-handed or biased?
Credibility: Which of the author’s theses are convincing and why?
Worth: Do the author’s conclusions add to the value of your own?
The way you present the evidence or material in the Literature Review needs to show that you are:
Selecting and quoting only the most relevant material for your subject and argument.
Making sense of the quotation within the context of your argument.
Introducing and integrating only relevant quotations into your literature review.
Focusing on the language of quotations in the interpretations.
Through citations, situate your research in a larger narrative. The conscientious use of citations reflects your decisions to give greater emphasis to either the reported author or the reported message.
Integral citations are those where the name of the cited author occurs in the citing sentence.
Non-integral citations make reference to the author in parenthesis or through end or footnotes.