1. Which of these features should a literature review contain?
a. studies that are relevant for defining your research problem
b. an argument rather than a simple description of other studies
c. an attempt to relate these studies to your research
d. an emphasis on the really crucial studies
e. all of these
Ans: E – all of these. A literature review should focus on the studies that are most relevant to your research project and use them to construct an argument.
2. A good literature review should ______.
a. be completed before you begin your research
b. be written up after data analysis has been completed
c. list everything you have read
d. justify your choice of research model
e. None of these
Ans: B – be written up after data analysis has been completed. This will help you to know which literature is most relevant to your research.