At some point in your academic tenure, you will be asked to write a research paper.
A research paper combines two fundamental elements of academic writing: (a) analyzing and synthesizing outside evidence and (b) providing your own evidence-based interpretation or argument about a given topic within your field of study.
One way to conceive of a literature review is to think about writing it as you would build a bookshelf.
You don’t need to cut each piece by yourself from scratch.
In addition, all of its sections refer to the literature rather than detailing a current study.
In addition, this type of literature review is usually much longer than the literature review introducing a study.Its purpose is to set research precedence and provide support for the study’s theory, methods, results, and/or conclusions.Not all research articles contain an explicit review of the literature, but many do, whether it is a discrete section or indistinguishable from the rest of the Introduction.The following are some of the most important elements that a literature provides.Literature reviews can differ in structure, length, and amount and breadth of content included.These literature reviews are generally a bit broader in scope and can extend further back in time.This means that sometimes a scientific literature review can be highly theoretical, in addition to focusing on specific methods and outcomes of previous studies.When a literature review exists as part of an introduction to a study, it follows the structure of the Introduction itself and moves from the general to the specific—presenting the broadest background information about a topic first and then moving to specific studies that support your study, finally leading to your hypothesis statement.The literature is often indistinguishable from the Introduction itself—the literature is INTRODUCING the background and defining the gaps your study aims to fill.Do keep in mind that you may not need to use this format for every paper you submit at Walden.Research papers that follow the APA style are divided into the following sections: title, abstract, introduction, literature review, method, results, discussion, references, and appendices.