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Homepage / Lunchtime study skills seminar – Literature review for thesis – Friday 13 May

Lunchtime study skills seminar – Literature review for thesis – Friday 13 May


All students are welcome to a lunchtime seminar on Friday 13 May between 1-2pm.

Dr Ip-Shing Fan, an academic staff in SATM, and May Warren, Information Specialist from Library Services, will provide help in ‘Literature review for thesis’.

Master’s students are starting their Individual Research Project, working towards thesis submission. Doctoral students are also working towards their thesis as the written evidence of their research. Both types of theses require a literature review. Experience shown that some students do not understand the literature breadth and depth expected for a strong thesis; and wrote the literature part of their thesis only as a summary of some relevant material. Some even crossed the line of plagiarism and resulted in academic misconduct actions.

In this seminar, Fan will use the MSc thesis marking criteria to explain the crucial role of a good literature review and suggest tips for writing a good analytical literature review. May will signpost where to find quality material for your literature review via the library resources and demonstrate how a good search string will help you find relevant results quickly. The seminar should also help current PhD students in preparing their publications.

The seminar is useful to both Master’s and research students in all disciplines, and a great time to network with others.

This seminar series is organised by the Christian Union.

All are welcome. Any faith or none.

The Zoom meeting link has been published on the University intranet, in the Announcements section on the home page.

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Written By: Karyn Meaden-Pratt

Karyn is the Library Communications Manager and University Archivist.

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