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Literature Reviews in Research Articles

In this unit, you considered the

purpose of a literature review in published empirical studies. For this discussion, identify an empirical article you found using the Library databases in Unit 2 studies and evaluate its literature review. Be sure to appropriately cite your article as a reference in addition to any other resources you utilize for this discussion.

  • How was the literature review? Did you find this approach to be effective?
  • How well did the ideas in the literature review support the current study? 
  • What might you have included or changed about the literature review if you were the researcher?

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Read the posts of your peers and respond to at least one. Expand the discussion by asking or answering a question, offering an alternative perspective, or sharing a resource


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Patten, M. L., Newhart, M. (2018). Understanding research methods (10th ed.). New York, NY. Routledge.!/4/2/4/[email protected]:0

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