The purpose of writing your literature review is to set your Qualitative Research project proposal in the context of previous work in your area of focus. Remember, research is a social and collaborative activity. When writing a research article, you are joining an ongoing conversation. The role of the literature review is to help you get a sense of that conversation and of how you can contribute to it by adding your own voice. First, it is important to consider what a literature review is NOT: It is not an annotated bibliography, which is a list of citations to literature followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph. It is also not a book report in which you give your opinion of likes or dislikes.
Rather, a literature review is an assessment of published work in a specific field which often sets an agenda for future research. A literature review helps you to become familiar with the research that exists in your area of interest and if possible, makes a case for why this area of study is appropriate and necessary.
How to proceed:
Read and take notes on four peer reviewed qualitative research articles related to your topic. Remember that these articles must be from academic journals. Articles using mixed qualitative methods may be used (e.g., discourse analysis and semi-structured interviews); however, articles based on mixed methods involving a quantitative part may not be used (e.g., surveys and questionnaire-structured interviews). Given your choice