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“A literature review is a document or section of a document that collects key sources on a topic and discusses those sources in conversation with each other (also called synthesis).” -- Purdue OWL

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Your group will write the literature review together. 

  • Include 4-5 professional sources (journal article, professional association article, specification details, etc.).
  • IEEE citation format.
  • A cover page with title, every team member listed. 
  • Title and page number on each page, upper right hand corner.
  • A References page.
  • Assignment is due January 27, 11:59 PM.

All of your resources will be synthesized into one literature review. Follow the suggested steps for writing your literature review.

  • Review the article themes.
  • Notice the relationships between the themes and the different articles.
  • Write down the overarching story between the articles.
  • Introduction (what are you doing and why -- what problem are you going to solve?)
  • Body (how will you do it -- what technology, materials etc. -- this is where patents, standards, articles will all inform those decisions)
  • Conclusion (reiterate what, why, how)
  • When writing your review, remember to use quotes sparingly and always cite where you got your information. Review signal phrases as a way to always give credit to authors.
  • Learn the basics of a literature review from Purdue Owl's Writing a Literature Review
  • Want to learn about the different types of literature reviews, check out Review: Outline, Strategies, and Examples ; by Study Corgi

To read example literature reviews:

1. Purdue Owl gives this example using APA.

2. And here is a paper within research gate that has a literature review section in IEEE (you just need to see the lit review as an example).

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A project control system aims to minimize the gap between project planning and project execution in order to achieve project aims, i.e., cost, time, and content. This paper reviews the current literature on project control systems. The first part provides an overview of the nature and importance of project control. The second part deals with current project control tools and techniques, followed by a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of these systems.

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A project control system aims to minimize the gap between project planning and project execution in order to achieve project aims, i.e., cost, time, and content. This paper reviews the current literature on project control systems. The first part provides an overview of the nature and importance of project control. The second part deals with current project control tools and techniques, followed by a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of these systems.

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A project control system aims to minimize the gap between project planning and project execution in order to achieve project aims, i.e., cost, time, and content. This paper reviews the current literature on project control systems. The first part provides an overview of the nature and importance of project control. The second part deals with current project control tools and techniques, followed by a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of these systems.

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This paper reviews the problems,approaches and analytical models on projectcontrol systems and discusses the possible research extensions. The discussion could help to identify open problems and research areas with wide practical applications which require further research.Furthermore, the conclusionssummarized might serve as a useful base for developing decision support systems (DSS) that will contribute project managersin planning and controllingunder uncertain project environments.

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