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29970198 Literature Review Assignment

29970198 Literature Review Assignment

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Advance Research Methodology Literature Review
Hailey College Of Commerce Page
 
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Table of Contents
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Introduction ««««««««««««««««««««««.........03
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ntroduction
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literature review is an appraising description of information found in theliterature associated to your chosen area of research. The literature reviewillustrates, summarize, appraise and clarify the literature for which you are writingliterature review. It should give a hypothetical foundation for the research andhelps you establish the nature of your research. Unrelated works are removedcompletely while the marginal ones are considered critically.
 
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literature review is a summary of previous research on a topic.
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iteraturereviews can be either a part of a larger report of a research project, a thesis or abibliographic essay that is published separately in a scholarly journal. Somequestions to think about as you develop your literature review:
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What is known about the subject?
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re there any gaps in the knowledge of the subject?
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ave areas of further study been identified by other researchers that youmay want to consider?
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Who are the significant research personalities in this area?
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Is there consensus about the topic?
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What aspects have generated significant debate on the topic?
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What methods or problems were identified by others studying in the fieldand how might they impact your research?
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What is the most productive methodology for your research based on theliterature you have reviewed?
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What is the current status of research in this area?
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What sources of information or data were identified that might be useful to you?If the literature review is part of a
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h.D. dissertation, this review will becomprehensive covering all research on the topic.
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s part of your research report, you need to cover the major work that has been done on the topic recently, but itis not necessary to try to identify all research on the subject.
 
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urpose of a Literature Review
The purpose of a literature review is to convey to the reader what knowledge andideas have been established on a topic and what are the strengths and weaknesses.The literature review allows the reader to be brought up to date regarding thestate of research in the field and familiarizes the reader with any contrastingperspectives and viewpoints on the topic. There are good reasons for beginning aliterature review before starting a research paper. These reasons include:
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To see what has and has not been investigated.
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To develop general explanation for observed variations in a behavior orphenomenon.
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To identify potential relationships between concepts and to identifyresearchable hypotheses.
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To learn how others have defined and measured key concepts.
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To identify data sources that other researches have used.
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To develop alternative research projects.
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To discover how a research project is related to the work of others.
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portance of Literature Review
Research is made in order to inform people with new knowledge or discovery.
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owever, it is not to be expected that everybody would willingly believe what youare tackling in your whole research paper. Thus, what you can do to make yourresearch more credible will be to support them with other works which havespoken about the same topic that you have for your research. This is whereliterature review comes in.You can even have literature sources in works such as stories, comments, project,speech, article, novel, poem, essay, program, theory, and others. This is whyliterature review involves scanning the pages of any published literature like books,newspaper, magazine, website, webpage, collection, paper, pamphlet, and the likewhere you may be able to find any reference to the same topic that you areresearching on. This time,
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literature·µ does not exclusively refer to the poeticrendition of words, like that of Shakespeare alone.

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