Word count: 2500 appendix does not count towards work count Reference: use Harv

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Word count: 2500 appendix does not count towards work count
Reference: use Harvard referencing
Literature Review Sections Guidance
Title 2.5%
This is often the same as the research aim. Your title should give a clear indication of your proposed research approach or main question
Abstract 5%
This short section provides a very brief overview or summary of your project; it should represent the cross-section of the project in short-form. It is NOTincluded in the word count. It includes a brief overview the following key points:
The issue you were investigating
The methodology you applied
Key Findings
Your conclusion
Background & Rationale 5%
This section tells the reader what your research is all about and justifies your topic and approach.
Give some key background details that the reader would require to understand your topic
Outline the issues that have identified a need to investigate and conduct your proposed research
Summarise the key debates, issues or developments in the topic
Point out why your research or study is necessary or important.
Identify any gaps in previous work that your research would fill.
Aim, Objectives and Research Question 7.5%
This section is important as it directs the whole study. You will spend time agreeing these with your supervisor as first steps
Clearly state the problem you will be addressing through a well-considered AIM.
Objectives should be stated very specifically and meet the SMART criteria
Include a research question and (if appropriate) a hypothesis/null hypothesis
Methodology 20%
This section discusses the research/data paradigm that your project falls within and describes and justifies your choices of methodology and methods via their ability to achieve your aim. This section should read like a recipe allowing steps to be reproduced precisely, but also justification for your choices. You should:
Demonstrate understanding of your methodology and the paradigm within which the study/data fits within.
Justify you choice of methodology in consideration of alternative approaches.
Describe your methods for data collection and analysis and justify these choices.
Demonstrate your understanding of the concept of research ethics and practical application within your project
Create a table or record of your selected articles for inclusion, this can be added to appendix.
Literature Review 20%
In this section, you systematically summarise and analyse the key content of each of your selected articles for review. You should:
Demonstrate an appropriate breadth of reading. There is no specific number of articles that is to be included, however it can be reasonable said that less than 6 articles acquired would be insufficient to have undertaken an appropriate review and would be harmful to score for methodology, literature review, discussions and conclusions.
Present the key findings from the articles.
Synthesise these findings, highlighting features such as similarities and differences, to allow for later development of themes.
Incorporate a critical style of writing into your analysis of sources, consider the strength of evidence behind the data rather than simply accepting the results at face value.
Discussion 20%
In this section, you elaborate on the findings of your literature review. You should identify and discuss themes and consider how your results associate with current practice/theory as found in contemporary literature. You should:
Describe key findings from your results.
Discuss themes that have emerged from your data.
Explore the significance of these results in relation to current literature.
Demonstrate the completion of the research question, aims and objectives from these discussions. (This may be more implied rather than a lengthy declaration)
Conclusions and Implications 5%
In this section you should draw conclusions based on the results and discussion that you have made.
Summarise the findings of your study.
Describe potential implications of your research and future practice/research.
Incorporate understanding of study limitations into this discussion.
Writing Style 2.5%
Academic writing is a skill, it includes good written English, appropriate sentence structure, paragraphs and flow.
Referencing 5%
The work should be supported by appropriate evidence from the literature and citations and references should be appropriately constructed using the Harvard system.
Referencing must follow the latest Cite Them Right Guidance found at https://www.citethemrightonline.com/ (Links to an external site.)
Formatting 2.5%
The work should be appropriately formatted you should:
Use a legible font (Arial, Calibri or Times new roman, size 12)
Utilise headings and subheadings
Provide a contents page.

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