Doing Your Undergraduate Project is accessible and engaging, with case studies used throughout the book to help you relate aspects of the project to real-life examples. The book also contains checklists and flow-charts to help you organize your study as you go along. The book will help you prepare and collate research; write the proposal and plan the project; evaluate risk assessment and ethical considerations; write a literature review; use your results effectively; write your project report; and manage your time and resources.

The Literature Review


  • The purpose of a literature review
  • What is a literature review?
  • Why review the literature?
  • What a literature review is not
  • What should be reviewed?
  • How much literature is there in your subject?
  • Doing the literature review
  • How is the review done?
  • How do you choose the literature to be reviewed?
  • What should be searched?
  • What limits a review?
  • How should the boundaries of the search be set?
  • What should you look for in the literature?
  • How should the review be written?
  • Summary
  • Further reading

All research has a link to something that has already been done, however tenuous that link may be. It is very unlikely that you will be involved in ...

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