DIRECTED STUDY AND RESEARCH IN SPECIAL EDUCATIONR
Prepared by Geraldine G. Aquino
1. Why is the review of literature important and valuable?A review of literature is a must in research. Review of literature can help aresearcher identify and develop a research problem, formulate a research framework andidentify and use appropriate research methodologies and tools.a.
Related literature helps the researcher identify and define a research problem
. Anew problem may arise from vague results, conflicting findings or the inability of studyvariables to adequately explain the existence of problem b,
Literature can be a source of a theoretical basis for the study
. Correlation studiesusually use or generate theories to explain research phenomenon under study.Researchers may use RRL or adopt the same theory or theoretical framework used in thestudyc.
Literature enables the researcher to learn how to conceptualize a research problemand properly identify and operationally define study variables.
. Related studies provide a basis for identifying and using appropriate researchdesign.
It also helps in the formulation or refinement of research instruments.e.
Results of related studies provide lessons for data analysis and interpretation
.Findings of a study can be compared to findings of related studiesf.
Related literature helps prevent unnecessary duplication of a study
. There are manyresearch problems that are already over studied and yet, similar studies are still beingconducted. If a researcher has adequately reviewed related literature about his/her studyunnecessary duplication can be avoided