A Three Stage Outline is one way to organize your research as you prepare your literature review.
Creating a Three Stage Outline
First Stage Outline
o What am I trying to say?
o What was the original question?
o What is the “so what” factor? Why does your reader care?
Second Stage Outline
Third Stage Outline
Adapted from Locke, L. F., Spirduso, W. W., & Silverman, S. J. (2000). Proposals that work: A guide for planning dissertations and grant proposals (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.