How Long Should my PhD Literature Review be?

“How long should my literature review be?” “How many references should my literature review include?” “How much should I write about each source?” These are very common questions because there are no clear or consistent guidelines on exactly how much you need to put into your literature review. But the fact that there are no …

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What to do if there are no papers in your research area

I’m trying to write my literature review but there are hardly any published papers related to my work. What should I do? If you think that a literature review needs to contain as large number of references, then this is a problem. But it’s not about the number of references, it’s about reflecting the state …

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