It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
What is the purpose or aim of the literature review?
A literature review is a concise summary of the research that has been done on a particular topic. The emphasis is on integration and interpretation of primary research articles.The purpose of a literature review is to paint a picture of the field's collective knowledge and research on a specific topic while highlighting where further research may need to be conducted.
In general, when starting a literature review you will need to do the following:
define and write down your research question - what is it that you are going to research?
identify key words, terms and phrases - concept/mind maps can help tease out themes and keywords
determine a timeframe from your research, if needed
consider what type material you will include and why
identify where you will search for the information