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Title: Purpose of a Literature Review


1
  • Purpose of a Literature Review
  • Potential Research Sources
  • Writing a Literature Review

2
Purpose of a Literature Review
  • A literature is a body of related work on a
    topic.
  • A literature review is a systematic examination
    and interpretation of the literature for the
    purpose of informing further work on a topic.

3
Purpose of a Literature Review
  • A literature review has many complementary
    purposes, including
  • Learning about what others have discovered
  • Identifying important research questions that
    have not been addressed fully
  • Identifying the data, methods, and research
    strategies that others have used to answer
    specific questions
  • Narrowing or focusing a research topic, and
    motivating and developing a specific research
    question

4
Potential Research Sources
  • Potential research topics may come from many
    sources
  • Personal sources (your own experiences)
  • Nonscholarly sources (news media)
  • Scholarly sources (academic books or journals)
  • But only scholarly sources will be useful in
    satisfying the scientific requirement of
    relevance to the discipline

5
Potential Research Sources
  • One of the most common questions students ask is,
    How many sources are necessary in a literature
    review?
  • There is no magic number of sources.
  • The number of sources depends on the purpose and
    scope of the project, as well as what is
    available.

6
Potential Research Sources
  • Electronic databases like Web of Science, Google
    Scholar, or JSTOR will allow you to locate
    sources quickly and efficiently.
  • Begin with simple keyword searches.
  • Then search for work cited in the work you find.
  • Reading article abstracts, book prefaces, and
    book reviews are also efficient methods.

7
Potential Research Sources
  • To organize and write an effective literature
    review, focus on concepts, ideas, and methods
    shared across the literature.
  • Identifying and writing about commonalities and
    differences may make for a more interesting and
    higher quality literature review.
  • The goal is to integrate previous research along
    conceptual and methodological lines to explain
    how previous work fits together and how the
    current project fits into that literature.
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