4.6.3 Update your knowledge Keep yourself updated and regularly update your literature review during the course of the research. Ensure that nobody has published something similar to your research. (Tip setup keyword alerts in Google Science Direct) to be informed of developments in the field.
54 4.6.4 The writing process The purpose of the literature review is to engage, learn, inform, establish and argue Be prepared to redraft the literature review several times. Exercise 2: Find relevant and recent references related to exercise 1 (minimum 2) on Google scholar and explain why you chose these references. 4.7 Organising the work 4.7.1 Materials Outline clearly the materials required to undertake the proposed research • e.g. research land, facilities, equipment, laboratory materials, data collectors etc. Identify what are locally available to you and what you have to outsource. For the outsourced materials/facilities, find where available and make necessary contacts. Will they all be available prior to the project starting Identify any critical and necessary internal and external skills to support the proposed project • e.g. data gathering skills, sampling skills, computing skills or statistical analysis skills that maybe required to analyse the data.