Write a Literature Review Report, on any area of research in IT. The report must adhere to APA style manual standards, and must be cited and referenced to those standards.
To help students develop skills in academic writing and in critiquing and analysis.
1. Critically evaluate the suitability of a range of research methods (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed) for application in a specific area of information technology.
2. Select, analyse, critique and synthesise research literature in a specific area of information technology.
What is Required?
You must include an Abstract, Content, Literature Map, Concept Matrix, Conclusion, Glossary and References in your report.
The length of the report is 3500 – 4000 words.
For the literature search you will need to find:
At least 08 articles from the library databases on your selected topic.
When selecting sources for further reading you are not restricted to the Whitireia library. You should make use of the online databases (ProQuest etc), public libraries, the Interloan services of the Whitireia library and the Internet. Your report should be in three parts:
1 The introduction should include the topic area to be investigated and the overall rationale for the research, its
importance and relevance to contemporary IT research and /or practice. Examples: Management of diabetes through Electronic Health Record, Benefits of Cloud Computing to Business etc.
2. The second part is where you should be discussing the research articles that you have read for the literature review.
In this part you should be discussing the cited articles and their findings. You should critically evaluate each article and mention their strengths and weaknesses. Emphasis should also be given on the type of research method(s) employed in each research article and how it is different from other research articles. Draw a literature map and a concept matrix related to your topic.
3. In the discussion part of the report you should state your question (s) and how the articles that you have read relate to that question (s). Discuss the research methodology and methods adopted in different articles.
Glossary of terms
An alphabetical list of technical terms used (and terms relating specifically to your topic) and a brief explanation of their meanings.
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