I will upload the 2 articles and an example that needed to be compare and contrast in this Literature review, so you DO NOT have to add any references.
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Please be really detail about explaining or comparing and contrast.
The subject area is Asia In the Global Context but I could not find it in the subject area, so instead I chose Asian Studies, which is the closest one to my subject area. So, please when doing this Literature review, touch a little bit on the global area.
The most important thing is to discuss or focus on the gender issues in migrant workers.
The introduction should set out the nature of the topic under discussion, its parameters (what it includes and excludes), and an explanation of why you chose these texts. The conclusion should include a summary of major agreements and disagreements amongst your texts, and a summary of general conclusions that draw from them.
Questions that have to be answer in this Literature review:
What are the major issues and debates about the topic?
What are the key theories, concepts and ideas which are used?
What are the main questions and problems that have been addressed?
How is knowledge on the topic structured and organised?
What kinds of methodology are used? Is it an empirical report, a theoretical study, a sociological or political account, a historical overview, etc.? All or some of these?
What kinds of data does it use to back up its argument?
Does it follow a particular school of thought?
What are the political standpoints of the authors of each study?
What conclusions does it come to?
When analysing two or more studies in the same area, you might do the following:
Compare and contrast how different authors view the issue.
Group authors who draw similar conclusions.
Note areas in which authors are in disagreement.
Criticise aspects of methodology.
Identify exemplary studies.
Identify patterns or trends in the literature.
Comment on questions left unanswered.
A good literature review raises questions and identifies areas to be explored.
Each paragraph should deal with a different aspect of the topic as it is dealt with in the studies you are reviewing.
Discussion must be focussed on the literature.
Compare the various arguments, theories, methodologies, approaches and findings expressed in the literature: What do the authors agree on? Are the approaches similar or different?
What are the major areas of disagreement, controversy, debate? Contrast the various
arguments, themes, methodologies, approaches and controversies expressed.
Evaluate the literature: Which arguments are more persuasive, and why? Which approaches, findings, methodologies seem most reliable, valid, or appropriate, and why?
The verbs you use to describe what it is an author says/does (e.g. argues, suggests, asserts, demonstrates, proves, etc.) convey an attitude and a judgment, so think carefully about your word choice.