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Research Course & Project (Part 1)

Introduction to Literature Reviews in Research

This course is designed to provide an introduction to conducting literature reviews in research. It is intended to help students develop and apply the necessary skills while exploring and addressing challenges that may arise in research and academic work related to character leadership. Throughout the course, students will actively participate in readings, discussions, practical exercises, and a mini guided literature review project.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand the concept and purpose of research literature reviews
  2. Acquire skills to plan and execute a literature review
  3. Use research software for organising and analysing literature reviews (like EndNote and MaxQDA)
  4. Write up a short literature review summary that can become part of a larger research project that will be undertaken later

Time Commitment:
Approximately 5-10 hours per week
(includes 1 hour discussion via Zoom or in-person during office hours)

Note: A greater investment of time and effort, even beyond the above minimum hours, will yield a more rewarding learning and work experience!

Completion of this course will be a prerequisite for the Introduction to Mixed Methods Research course and project. Students may also choose to just take this course on literature review without proceeding to do the mixed methods research course and project.

For students interested in the research course and project, please email Dr. Ling Hua Loon ( to register your interest. You will receive an invitation for a short Zoom chat to discuss further details. Please note that spaces are limited.

Course Leader & Instructor:
Dr. Ling Hua Loon
Lead for Life Curriculum & Research Team