In the following sections, you will find additional information and advice for writing a literature review within specific disciplinary areas.
Practice-based research often leads to the production of a creative artifact, a body of work or a performance, as well as an accompanying exegetical text.
After selecting a topic to investigate, you will begin to locate and read sources.
Then you will analyse, evaluate and synthesise the texts before organising them into a logical structure that you will use to write your literature review.
In doing so, scholars focus on only the historical facets of predestination doctrine which are applicable to their own view of the concept.
Most works on predestination look at the Protestant concept, with others examining a strict orthodox Catholic interpretation.
This involves identifying and discussing the key concepts, ideas and theories that are relevant to your research.
In addition, it involves analysing the relevant practices, processes and/or work of other practitioners, whether they be architects, artists, designers, musicians, performers, writers or other key practitioners and researchers.
Conducting a literature review is an ongoing, non-linear, and iterative process.“Your literature review will inform your question, theory, and methods, and your question, theory, and methods will help set the parameters of your literature review.
This is a cyclical process.” (O’Leary 2010, p.83)It is usually one of the first tasks that graduate research students undertake, and one of the last to be completed.