literature review

Find and Use Review Articles

Looking for an efficient way to get an overview of a body of research on your topic? A review article is a great place to start.A review article provides an analysis of the state of research on a set of related research questions. Review articles often:summarize key research findings;reference must-read articles;describe current areas of agreement as well as controversies and debates;point out gaps in knowledge and unanswered questions;suggest directions for future research.

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Writing a Literature Review

Writing a literature review can seem like a daunting task. It involves finding sources, synthesizing them, and relating them to your research topic. This workshop will guide you through the process of writing a literature review, providing plenty of examples and tips along the way.By the end of this activity, you'll be able to:Recognize key components of a literature reviewIdentify a knowledge gap in previous research and express how you can address the gapOrganize sources effectively and logicallyThe workshop includes interactive video animations and self-assessment questions.

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Literature Reviews: An Overview for Graduate Students

Short Video: What is a literature review? What purpose does it serve in research? What should you expect when writing one? Find out here...

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