YM 4980 Leadership and Management for Youth Ministry (Seversen)

Literature Review

The purpose of the literature review

The purpose of your literature review is to:

  • Set the background on what has been researched on a topic.
  • Show why a topic is significant to a subject area.
  • Discover relationships between ideas.
  • Identify major themes & concepts.
  • Identify critical gaps & points of disagreement.

[Borrowed from Marielle McNeal]

What is a Literature Review?

This following video covers what a literature review is, how to review the literature, and steps in writing a literature review.
(10 min. video)

 Literature Review: An Overview for Graduate Students, by North Caroline State University Libraries.