Writing a Literature Review

Writing a Literature Review - Literature Reviews What is a...

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Literature Reviews What is a literature review? Comprehensive survey of what researchers have already done in you topic area Describes, classifies, and evaluates the sources of information published on a given topic. Works with primary sources (or, original studies published in scholarly, peer-reviewed, journals) Demonstrates that you have not only thoroughly researched your topic but have also carefully examined and critically evaluated the range of relevant sources Where are literature reviews used? Though once most common in the sciences and social sciences, literature reviews—under a variety of names—are now required in almost all academic fields and many professional arenas. For example: o Graduate theses in sciences, social sciences & humanities o Government & privately funded grant proposals o Law and legal precedent reviews o Corporate market assessments & feasibility studies “I couldn’t find anything on my topic.” Cast a wider net by using multiple keywords for your search o e.g., You’re interested in finding out how people get their way with other, gaining their
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