Q: How do I write my literature review?
I have a main question for my research paper and 2 sub questions which will help to answer my main question. Do I write my literature review based on my main question? What should I write in my literature review? Do I write about my sub questions in the literature review?
A literature review is a detailed analysis of literature related to a topic. It is written to evaluate the progress of knowledge in an area and to identify the gaps that have remained unaddressed. A literature review in a research paper forms part of the Introduction section and introduces the readers to the need for conducting the research.
Your literature review should primarily focus on your main question and explore related literature to show why your question is significant. But it should also take into account the sub-questions that will help you answer your main question. Moreover, you can conduct a separate literature review if your sub-questions require so, and then incorporate it with the main literature review.
This article will help you write an effective literature review: