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Literature review

Find a number of do’s and don’ts for this subject when writing a thesis:

Do’s when doing literature research

  • Think of clear step-by-step questions that describe, explain and evaluate and ultimately lead to a predetermined goal (hypothesis, preconditions, etc.)
  • Make a selection of the literature you want to use and process this literature with index cards.
  • Make a clear outline of the course of the chapter and try to form key phrases that guide the design of a (sub) paragraph.
  • Wait as long as possible with writing.

Dont’s when doing literature research

  • Too few sources
  • Too many old / irrelevant sources
  • No clearly formulated sub-questions
  • No goal (hypotheses, benchmarks, conceptual model, etc.)