Before you can start doing something, it’s good to know what has already been done. How many times has the mousetrap been improved? What theories have been tested? Do you know? If you did know, how could you make the best use of that knowledge when deciding whether to move ahead with your concept, re-think it, or scrap it altogether? A literature review is the best place to start.
Literature reviews look at all relevant completed research, books, articles and journals that pertain to your concept. The literature is classified, evaluated and organized according to your research objective (or the problem or question you want to address).
The review is focused and carefully built to meet your needs. We concentrate on relevant literature that agrees with your concept, doesn’t agree with your concept, or partially agrees with your concept. Following this, we begin to narrow down the research until we are able to identify the research gap. Once the research gap is identified, you can begin to formulate your concept or research questions more confidently.