Supervising the literature review chapter of a thesis

Estimated cost: R1001 – R5000
Field Of Study: Higher Education
Department Name: Centre for Higher and Adult Education


The short course aims to equip higher degree supervisors, mainly those in economic sciences, social sciences and humanities, with knowledge and skills to guide higher degree students through the literature review sections of their studies. The main issues addressed are: (a) The role of sound argumentation and logic in a study; (b) Guiding a preliminary literature review towards a study proposal; (c) The purpose of the literature review and at what stages of a study the literature is important; (d) Kinds of literature and scholarship; (e) Identifying and finding relevant and pertinent literature for a study; (f) Organising and structuring a literature review chapter and relating literature to study findings and conclusions.

Entry Requirement: Advanced Certificates/Diploma/or Equivalent Qualification
Certificate Type: Attendance
Delivery Mode: Online
Duration: 2 days
Presentation Language: English
Contact Person Name: GH Van Rensburg
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Contact Person Phone: (021) 808 2277
Latest Year Offered: 2024