Explain to your reader why you made a decision to research this topic, problem, or issue, and just why such scientific studies are needed. Explain any “gaps” in the research that is current this topic, and explain how your quest plays a role in closing that gap.
Whilst not always required, the literature review may be an important section of your introduction. It offers an overview of relevant research in your discipline. Its goal is to provide a scholarly context for your research question, and explain how your own personal research fits into that context. A literature review is certainly not merely a directory of the sources you’ve found for the paper—it should synthesize the information gathered from those sources in order to still demonstrate that work should be done.
Explain your selection criteria early on—why do you choose every one of your sources?Læs mere