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Why do a literature review
Why do a literature review:
- To understand what is currently known about a topic and ensure that the research has not been done before
- To provide context for your research
- You may be required to do a review to demonstrate the validity of your research proposal and to justify your research topic
- To identify patterns and trends as well as gaps in the knowledge
- You may need to defend current professional practices by providing evidence.
- To evaluate and identify the most appropriate research methodology for your proposed area of research.
- The literature review will also enable you to find out who the experts are in your area of research.
- The review will present a clear case and context for your research project and will contribute to your dissertation.