Seeking Clarification and Focus on the Research Problem
Developing the Theoretical Framework
Improving the Research Methodology
Broadening Important Knowledge in the Area of Study
Does your review start on a more general level before narrowing down.
Does the literature covered relate clearly to your research question and objectives?
Have you covered the key theories?
Have you covered the key literature or at lease a representative sample?
Are those issues where you research will provide fresh insights highlighted?
Is the literature you have lncluded up to date?
Have you been objective in your discussion and assessment of other’s people work?
Have you included references that are counter to your own opinion?
Is your argument coherent and cohesive — do the ideas link together?