Litelature review

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Litelature review

  1. 1. Literature review Wataru Sanuki
  2. 2. Outline   What is the literature review?   The skills to do literature review   Things to do in literature review   Ask yourself questions   Ask yourself questions about each book or article you include   Summary
  3. 3. What is the literature review?   A literature review is a text that written by someone to consider about the point of the literature. Literature reviews are secondary sources, and such, do not report any new or original experimental work.
  4. 4. The skills to do literature review The literature review needs these skills 1. Information seeking The ability to scan the literature efficiently, using manual or computerized methods, to identify a set of useful articles and books. 2. Critical appraisal The ability to apply principles of analysis to identify unbiased and valid studies.
  5. 5. Things to do in literature review 1.  2.  3.  4.  Be organized around and related directly to the thesis or research question you are developing Synthesize results into a summary of what is and is not known. Identify areas of controversy in the literature. Formulate questions that need further research.
  6. 6. Ask yourself questions               What is the specific thesis, problem, or research question that my literature review helps to define? What type of literature review am I conducting? What it the scope of my literature review? How good was information seeking? Have I critically analysed the literature I use. Have I cited and discussed studies contrary to my perspective Will the reader find my literature review relevant, appropriate, and useful.
  7. 7. Ask yourself questions about each book or article you include                 Has the author formulated a problem/issue? Is it clearly defined? Cold the problem have been approached more effectively from another perspective? What is the author’s research orientation? What is the author’s theoretical framework? What is the relationship between the theoretical and research perspectives? Has the author evaluated the literature relevant to the problem/issue? In a research study, how good are the basic components of the study design?
  8. 8. Summary         Literature review is a piece of discursive prose. It is not a list describing or summarizing one piece of literature after another. It is usually a bad sign to see every paragraph beginning with the name of a researcher. We are not trying to list all the material published, but to synthesize and evaluate it according to the guiding concept of you thesis or research question. Reference The Literature Review: A Few Tips On Conduction It http://www.writing.utoronto.ca/advice/specific-types-of-writing/literature-review

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