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Unformatted text preview: How to retrieve information effectively Beginning the literature review Why a literature review? Literature review is a systematic review of relevant information about your topic Identifies all important previous knowledge about your topic Constitutes the argument for the advancement of your hypothesis Parts of the Literature Review Introduction Describes the importance of the problem and asserts the claim Literature Review Provides evidence and logic for claim What evidence is there in the literature already Conclusion Summary of the Literature Review What is your study going to do How to Write Gather evidence (i.e. sources) ahead of time about your constructs Library Research Assignment (due Sept. 28 th ) Identify hypotheses/Research questions Create an argument for each hypothesis/research question using evidence from sources Outline! What kind of information should I look for? Look to your variables Example question: How does breadth of self- disclosure in romantic relationships influence relationship satisfaction? Independent variable: breadth of self- disclosure Dependent variable: relationship satisfaction What to look for continued… Topics you’ll want to search for to see what is known about them and how they have been studied Breadth of self-disclosure Self-disclosure in romantic relationship Romantic relationship satisfaction Good things to know about these areas: How are they defined? How are they measured? What else are they related to? Why are these topics important? Gathering evidence Content Think about what broad topics you need to cover Is it relevant? Is it a summary or a study? Is it new? Use action plan to define what will or will not be included Authority Is it reputable? Can you document its credibility?...
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  • Fall '09
  • TAMBORINI
  • Mass Communication, specific articles, Communication Quarterly Communication Research Communication Studies Communication Theory Critical Studies of Media Communication European Journal of Communication Health Communication Human Communication Research Journal of Applied Communication Research

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