Gives the reader an idea of what the paper will cover.
Focuses only on reviewing literature that supports the hypothesis. (Also, if it disagrees with it?)
If there are papers that agree and disagree with a hypothesis, we need to read and understand both sides. We can provide evidence to support our statements/conclusions and mention disagreements in the literature. Hiding is not scientific research!
Descriptions of the prior studies should always be in the past tense because the study has already occurred.
Notice that little detail is given about how the study was conducted. Instead, the description focuses on the rationale behind the study. (Recognise the theory behind what I am writing)
Notice that the author focuses on the main findings related to the earlier hypothesis.
Author points out relevant methodological issues that may have affected the findings.
Decided methodology needs to stay as that, on topic. It needs to be sequential.
Find connections between papers and describe them appropriately.
Discuss findings and how they relate to the hypothesis.
Point out limitations that affect the study's validity. Do not go out of the way to explain why it will not work unless it is relevant.
Do findings contradict hypotheses?
Conclusion sums up the main findings of the literature review and gives suggestions as to what future research should focus on.