Practical guide to writing literature review

HUMANUS DISCOURSE Vol. 2. NO 4. 2022

9 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2023

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Ogbonna, Oluchi Precious

Adeleke University Library Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria

Nwachukwu Adaugo Christiana

Department of Public Administration Imo State Polytechnic, Omuma, Imo State

Emmanuel Chijioke Ogbonna

Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno, Nigeria

Abolaji Solomon

Adeleke University

Okon, Enobong Edidiong

Department of Political Science and Public Administration Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria

Date Written: May 18, 2022

Abstract

The importance of literature review in academic writing of different categories, levels, and purposes cannot be over-emphasized. The literature review establishes both the relevance and justifies why new research is relevant. It is through a literature review that a gap would be established, and which the new research would fix. Once the literature review sits properly in the research work, the objectives/research questions naturally fall into their proper perspective. Invariably, other chapters of the research work would be impacted as well. In most instances, scanning through literature also provides you with the need and justification for your research and may also well leave a hint for further research. Literature review in most instances exposes a researcher to the right methodology to use. The literature review is the nucleus of a research work that might when gotten right spotlights a work and can as well derail a research work when done wrongly. This paper seeks to unveil the practical guides to writing a literature review, from purpose, and components to tips. It follows through the exposition of secondary literature. It exposes the challenges in writing a literature review and at the same time recommended tips that when followed will impact the writing of the literature review.

Keywords: Literature, Literature Review, Research, Theoretical, Empirical

Suggested Citation

Discourse, Humanus and Precious, Ogbonna, Oluchi and Christiana, Nwachukwu Adaugo and Ogbonna, Emmanuel Chijioke and Solomon, Abolaji and Edidiong, Okon, Enobong, Practical guide to writing literature review (May 18, 2022). HUMANUS DISCOURSE Vol. 2. NO 4. 2022, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4113422

Ogbonna, Oluchi Precious

Adeleke University Library Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria

Ede Osun State, Nigeria
Department of History and International Studies Fa
Ede, 00176-0000
Nigeria

Nwachukwu Adaugo Christiana

Department of Public Administration Imo State Polytechnic, Omuma, Imo State

Imo State
Nigeria

Emmanuel Chijioke Ogbonna (Contact Author)

Nigerian Army University Biu, Borno, Nigeria

Borno
Nigeria

Abolaji Solomon

Adeleke University

Ede, Osun State
Nigeria

Okon, Enobong Edidiong

Department of Political Science and Public Administration Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State, Nigeria

Ede Osun State, Nigeria
Department of History and International Studies Fa
Ede, 00176-0000
Nigeria

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