Please help with this dissertation / literature reviewWatch this thread
How do I start the writing process, how do I start it?
Do I just dive into talking about how social media (affects this area e.g children) give some examples and explain then draw upon the literature I've just read?
What do I say about the literature? (E.g that social media affects children in various ways for example addiction etc) then give more information about it?
I'm really struggling here, and my uni's online guidance is not helping either is searching online for other ones.
Please I just need a structure to follow to ensure I'm going in the right direction. Advice would help. Thanks
Hope this helps.
I would say a literature review should follow the structure of the dissertation itself. Break it up into sections like that and then you can discuss what the literature has said about the topic within each specific section, that should give you a good starting point. This also helps you to organise which resources you will use per section. Your lit review should discuss the research you are using to back up your position so it does not need to be super in depth but you do need to explain what each author has said about that particular issue. It's less about your argument and more about discussing what the literature says more broadly about the topic. So for example if it is about the impact of social media on children (which I'm sure has many sub-issues), break it up by sub-issue (e.g. 1) linked to addiction, 2) attention disorders, 3) etc...) and discuss what the literature says about that topic.
Hope this helps.
Thanks it has been helpful .