Ultimately, the literature review will contribute something new to the topic, so it will not be a discussion that has been repeated or previously established in the past.
A research question is an answerable, focused question that helps to limit the scope of your research and writing within a broader topic.
Often student research in APA fields falls into this category.
Your professor might ask you to write this kind of paper to demonstrate your familiarity with work in the field pertinent to the research you hope to conduct.
Paraphrasing and summarising are key skills required in a literature review.
For more information on how to paraphrase and summarise effectively, please see the citing and referencing tutorial on the Research and Learning Online website.A stand-alone literature review aims to summarise and evaluate the current knowledge of a specific topic, whereas a literature review that forms part of a research proposal or project also describes the gaps in the current knowledge that the project aims to address.This module is intended as an introductory guide to writing stand-alone literature reviews.In many of the social sciences, you will be asked to design and conduct your own experimental research.If so, you will need to write up your paper using a structure that is more complex than that used for just a literature review.A graduate literature review module is also available in the graduate research and writing section of the Research and Learning Online site.The graduate literature review module is particularly useful if you are writing a literature review that forms part of a research project, including an Honours, Master by Research or Ph D project.In literature reviews, you may want to summarise similar findings by including several sources within a single citation.Citing several published works at once can demonstrate your understanding of the patterns and consensus in the literature.edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page.For more information, please consult the There are two common types of papers written in fields using APA Style: the literature review and the experimental report.