Analyzing literature reviews

Analyzing literature reviews

Article analysis: brief overview

For example, a literature review that focuses on continuing research about the emergence of German economic power after the fall of the Soviet Union. Review APA guidelines Read through the links provided below on APA guidelines so that you become familiar with the common core elements of how to write in APA style: What types of publications am I using e.

By Publication Order your sources by publication chronology, then, only if the order demonstrates a more important trend. When you write your review, you should address these relationships and different categories and discuss relevant studies using this as a framework. Synthesize the literature prior to writing your review Using the notes that you have taken and summary tables, develop an outline of your final review.

University of Toronto; Writing a Literature Review. You may find the program Inspiration useful in mapping out your argument and once you have created this in a concept map form, Inspiration enables you to convert this to a text outline merely by clicking on the “outline” button. This literature review is not intended to comprehensively cover your topic, but should give you a basis for a more detailed future study.

Or the review might focus on the fundraising impact of the Internet on a particular political party. Terms, Functions, and Distinctions. On the other hand, a review in a thesis, dissertation, or journal article presenting original research usually leads to the research questions that will be addressed. It is not just a descriptive list of the material available, or a set of summaries Besides enlarging your knowledge about the topic, writing a literature review lets you gain and demonstrate skills in two areas information seeking: Note relationships among studies, such as which led to subsequent research in the same area.

In a research paper, you use the literature as a foundation and as support for a new insight that you contribute. The type of information you choose to mention should relate directly to the research problem, whether it is thematic, methodological, or chronological.

Skim the articles to get an idea of the general purpose and content of the article focus on the abstract, introduction and first few paragraphs, and the conclusion of each article.

Another Writing Tip Don’t Just Review for Content! Nurses have an important role in health promotion because nurses are considered the most visible profession of the health care industry and because it is a profession that is based on advanced and continuing education. At this point consider:


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