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    • Academic Research and Lit Review Argument of others ideas Briefly recapping the main points in your own words. Bringing together information from several sources to make a new point. ( You relate the effect the movie had on you to something you read about in a psychology course)
      • It provides a handy guide to a particular topic
      • It emphasizes on the credibility of the study
      • It gives a solid background for research papers
    • Get sense of the type of themes or organize Depends on the field Medicine = important Humanities= Relevant Limit the scope of your study Ask experts
    • Chonological Thematic Methodological Others
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    • How to structure a literature review Broad introduction to topic Specific information of the topic At the end of your literature review the reader must have only one thought in their heads……. DO I HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION OF THE TOPIC? level of detail
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    • SOURCES FOR THE LITERATURE REVIEW
      • TWO TYPES OF SOURCES
      REFERENCES ACTUAL
      • Indices
      • Computer searches
      • Bibliography list
      • Personal Conferences
      • Underground Press
      • Journals articles
      • Discussed sources
      • Reviews
      • Edited collections
      • Books
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    • Direct Quote Paraphrased work Summary
    • REPORTING VERBS
    • READING THE LITERATURE
      • Locate the material/determine relevancy
      • How much reviewing
      • Which references
      • Which aspects
      • DETERMINING THE RELEVANCE OF THE MATERIAL
        • Directly related
        • Source of the report
          • Journals aimed at Researchers
          • Well known and highly valued
          • Primary sources versus Secondary sources
    • ORGANIZING AND REPORTING THE REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      • ORGANIZATION
        • amount of information
        • specific variables
        • chronologically or historically
      • REPORTING THE LITERATURE REVIEW
        • Section of the research ( describes and synthesize)
        • Focus briefly on major findings
    • Samples of Thesis Statements
      • The current trend in treatment for congestive heart failure combines surgery and medicine
      • More and more culture studies scholars are accepting popular media as a subject worthy of academic consideration