The aim of this task is to demonstrate your ability to find useful resources regarding current research in an area of professional interest to you, as well as your ability to convey information in a written form about those resources and structure a short report, including referencing.
The learning outcomes covered by this task include:
Research the literature, and compare viewpoints and arguments and identify gaps in knowledge.
Interpret and critically evaluate previously published material in a formal literature review.
For this task you will need to investigate current research trends in an area of interest to you.
This could be a broad or narrow area; the area will need to be defined. Try to identify themes or ideas that you come across, for example, are there particular topics that are popular, or is there a key problem that has many different possible solutions? Your report needs to be structured so that someone not familiar with your area of interest can follow it.