Randolph, Justus J., (2009, June 4). A guide to writing the dissertation literature review. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation 14(13).
Bates, Marcia J. (1976). Rigorous systematic bibliography. RQ 16(1), 7-26.
Levine, S. Joseph. Writing or presenting your thesis or dissertation.
After the act of researching your literature review and exploring those of other researchers, comes the equally engaging act of writing your own.
Notes on structuring a literature review: ideas on how-to and how-not-to.
Also see our guide Research Guide for DBA Students.
Most dissertations are organized around 5 sections or steps. Understanding these systematic steps helped you find and use other researchers’ published work and that understanding will help you write your own Capstone paper.
Not all doctoral level programs use the same research terminology, but in general the steps are as follows.