Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

3.1 Explain the purpose of specifying a research question.

3.2 Identify different sources of ideas for research topics.

3.3 Summarize the reasons why conducting a literature review is helpful.

3.4 Describe the steps in collecting sources for a literature review.

3.5 Discuss how to approach writing a literature review.

3.6 Relate the basic organizational structure of a literature review.