With a focus on creative practice, your research may not necessarily be guided by an explicit research question or a gap that your research aims to address.
With a focus on creative practice, your research may not necessarily be guided by an explicit research question or a gap that your research aims to address.Nonetheless, a literature review should still contextualise and situate your practice, processes and/or work.
Humanities theses are generally divided into chapters which each deal with an aspect of the research problem.
There is usually also a short literature review in the introduction, to situate and justify the study, but often further appropriate research literature is integrated into each chapter.
You can see an example of where literature is dealt with in the annotated humanities example on the Thesis structure page.
In disciplines which use footnotes for referencing, some of the literature analysis is carried on in the footnotes, in parallel to the main argument in the text above, as can be seen in the example below, from a history thesis.
This is a cyclical, iterative process in that you will return to find and read more sources and incorporate them into your synthesis.
While many of the general considerations outlined in this module are pertinent to all research, there are some particular things to consider when writing a literature review within your discipline.
Literature refers to a collection of published information/materials on a particular area of research or topic, such as books and journal articles of academic value.
However, your literature review does not need to be inclusive of every article and book that has been written on your topic because that will be too broad.
In doing so, scholars focus on only the historical facets of predestination doctrine which are applicable to their own view of the concept.
Most works on predestination look at the Protestant concept, with others examining a strict orthodox Catholic interpretation.