The literature review is not just an annotated bibliography. Critiquing the literature involves looking at the strengths and weaknesses of the research and evaluating the statements made by the author/s.
Examples of questions to ask yourself while reading and analysing your sources. These questions will help you focus and approach the material in an objective manner:
This is where you start populating the literature matrix you created at the end of managing your search results. Test it with about 10 references to make sure that you've got the right categories (column headings) and adjust as needed.
Use your literature matrix to record details such as:
This will keep all of the relevant information in one place for ease of comparison, analysis and synthesis later.