Locate a dissertation in a library or online library resources related to your topic. Write a 3–4-page critique of the literature review section (chapter 2 of dissertation) by responding to these questions:

  1. Was the literature related to the research problem?
  2. Were subproblems identified and examined?
  3. Was the literature synthesized clearly?
  4. Was the organizational scheme apparent?

Organize your critique around the following subheadings:

  • Research question/problem
  • Theoretical/conceptual foundation
  • Relevance of literature to research question
  • Synthesis of literature
  • Discussion