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SURVEY AND RESEARCH METHODS

SURVEY AND RESEARCH METHODS

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SURVEY AND RESEARCH METHODS 8
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NICMAR
 ACM
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 Survey and Research Methods Dr. Gangadhar Mahesh 1
Survey and Research Methods
Session : Literature Review and Referencing
Dr. Gangadhar Mahesh, B. Arch, M. Eng, Ph.D
 
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NICMAR
 ACM
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 Survey and Research Methods Dr. Gangadhar Mahesh 
Literature Review
Discusses published information in a particular subject area, and sometimes information in a particular subject area within a certain time period
Can be just a simple summary and/ or synthesis
Summary
- a recap of the important information of the source
Synthesis
 - a re-organization, or a reshuffling, of information - give a new interpretation of old material or combine new with old interpretations - might trace the intellectual progression of the field - may evaluate the sources
Should be able to provide the reader with a handy guide to a
 particular topic
 
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 ACM
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 Survey and Research Methods Dr. Gangadhar Mahesh 
Purpose
To identify gaps in the literature
To avoid reinventing the wheel
To carry on from where others have already reached
To identify other people working in the same fields
To increase your breadth of knowledge of your subject area
To identify seminal works in your area
To provide the intellectual context for your own work, enabling you to  position your project relative to other work
To identify opposing views
To put your work into perspective
To demonstrate that you can access previous work in an area
To identify information and ideas that may be relevant to your project
To identify methods that could be relevant to your project

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