The following resources provide some useful material on literature reviews:
A literature review is a method of identifying, evaluating and interpreting the work produced by researchers, and often involves a critical appraisal of a piece of work.
A literature review describes, compares, contrasts and evaluates the major theories, arguments, themes, methodologies, approaches and controversies in the scholarly literature on a particular subject.
A literature review may be presented in two ways:
For more information on literature reviews, watch the following videos:
When discussing a literature review, the 'Literature' component can include a range of sources such as:
A Review article is similar to a literature review. It synthesizes current research on a specific topic. A review article usually:
It does not report on original research!
Review articles are therefore a fantastic resource if you're looking for an overview of a particular topic or if you're looking to write a literature review.
And because review articles are well-cited, they are often a great place to start your research and get acquainted with the topic.
Here is a list of important tips that you might want to note when undertaking a literature review:
For more tips, watch this video
You will find detailed information about Literature Reviews in this resource.
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Other useful resources on SAGE Research Methods eg: