May 29, 2018
The literature review is seen as the heart and soul of any academic work. It is the repository of written knowledge that is either existing or identifies what could be added as yours or someone else’s contribution. For a doctoral thesis, where the essence is to generate or contribute to knowledge, it touches every aspect of the document, from the introduction chapter through to the discussion/conclusion. As such, the literature review is an important part of your thesis.
The DoctorateHub will run a live webinar on the Literature Review at 7pm UK time (6pm GMT) on Saturday, 2nd June 2018. This webinar session will follow the delivery approach now adopted by DoctorateHub. It will follow an interactive, seminar/workshop approach rather than give you a lecture on how to undertake Literature Reviews. Practice examples will be used during the session, along with comments/feedback from examiners in vivas. To maximise your learning and aid discussion, the DoctorateHub will email you pre-reading material being used in the session.
Practical topics covered include: what is critical thinking, the use of critical thinking in undertaking a critical literature review; the difference between theoretical and conceptual frameworks, how to formulate a theoretical framework and develop your own conceptual framework, and examples of key words used literature searches. Other aspects covered will include the common mistakes identified in drafting literature reviews that have been highlighted in feedback from examiners.
As always, feel free to send us topical areas you would like covered and we will endeavour to include them in the session.
To register Click here. Once registered, participants will be forwarded the webinar link to dial into and the pre-reading. The presentation on the Literature Review will be available at the Doctorate Hub in the days following the webinar.
We will start at 7pm UK (6pm GMT) time sharp, so please log in a few minutes before in readiness. See/talk to you all soon.