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Lit review

  1. 3. 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)
  2. 4. <ul><li>It provides a handy guide to a particular topic </li></ul><ul><li>It emphasizes on the credibility of the study </li></ul><ul><li>It gives a solid background for research papers </li></ul>
  3. 5. 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
  4. 6. Chonological Thematic Methodological Others
  5. 9. 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
  6. 11. SOURCES FOR THE LITERATURE REVIEW <ul><li>TWO TYPES OF SOURCES </li></ul>REFERENCES ACTUAL <ul><li>Indices </li></ul><ul><li>Computer searches </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography list </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Underground Press </li></ul><ul><li>Journals articles </li></ul><ul><li>Discussed sources </li></ul><ul><li>Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Edited collections </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul>
  7. 14. Direct Quote Paraphrased work Summary
  8. 15. REPORTING VERBS
  9. 16. READING THE LITERATURE <ul><li>Locate the material/determine relevancy </li></ul><ul><li>How much reviewing </li></ul><ul><li>Which references </li></ul><ul><li>Which aspects </li></ul><ul><li>DETERMINING THE RELEVANCE OF THE MATERIAL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Directly related </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source of the report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Journals aimed at Researchers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Well known and highly valued </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Primary sources versus Secondary sources </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 17. ORGANIZING AND REPORTING THE REVIEW OF LITERATURE <ul><li>ORGANIZATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>amount of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>specific variables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>chronologically or historically </li></ul></ul><ul><li>REPORTING THE LITERATURE REVIEW </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Section of the research ( describes and synthesize) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus briefly on major findings </li></ul></ul>
  11. 18. Samples of Thesis Statements <ul><li>The current trend in treatment for congestive heart failure combines surgery and medicine </li></ul><ul><li>More and more culture studies scholars are accepting popular media as a subject worthy of academic consideration </li></ul>

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