A literature review starts with the choice of a topic of interest, a research question that worth investigating. It then moves to searching, retrieving, assessing, and summarizing the relevant literature. It ends with analyzing and synthesizing the findings and writing a report.
Your literature review assignment should address the following points:
1-State clearly the research question you are interested in and your motivation to investigate it.
2-Identify the relevant literature and produce a review of key findings and conclusions.
3-Report any controversies or conflicting findings that you encounter in your review.
4-Briefly describe research methods used to investigate this research question.
5-Pinpoint new directions for further research as suggested by the literature.
6-Explain how your research question will have scientific or applied value given the conclusions from the points above.
Develop a methodology, collect data, and report results.