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Book: Writing Research Proposals in Applied Linguistics

Chapter: Situating Research Questions: The Literature Review

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.33181


• What are the roles and purposes of the Literature Review?

• What are the sources for a Literature Review?

• What are the questions to ask about the literature for a Literature Review?

• Why a Literature Review isn’t a summary of everything that has been written about a theme and a topic – the central importance of selectivity, relevance, and structuring

• Discovering different approaches to constructing a Literature Review

• Evaluative criteria for preparing your Literature Review

• Mastering the discourse and language of the/a Literature Review

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Chapter Contributors

  • Jean Brick ( - jbrick) 'Macquarie University'