A literature map is a visual tool for organizing a literature review into relevant themes/topics and demonstrating how your study will contribute to existing knowledge. Literature maps may be designed in different ways.
1. Hierarchical Structure – uses a top-down presentation of the literature, ending with your proposed study
2. Flowchart model – literature unfolds from left to right, with the farthest right section advancing a proposed study
3. Venn Diagram – with each circle representing a body of literature and the intersection of circles indicating future research.
Choose one the following designs and create a literature map of your research topic. You may create and upload a digital or handwritten literature map.