Literature Review Elements
Literature review Synthesis Research methodology Systematic review Integrative review 1. Introduction Building your research on and relating it to existing knowledge is the building block of all academic research activities, regardless of discipline. Therefore, to do so accurately should be a priority for all academics.
A literature review is an overview of the previously published works on a specific topic. The term can refer to a full scholarly paper or a section of a scholarly work such as a book, or an article. E
understanding the current literature also promotes scholarship, as proposed by boyer, 10 by contributing to 5 of the 6 standards by which scholarly work should be evaluated. 11 specifically, the review helps the researcher (1) articulate clear goals, (2) show evidence of adequate preparation, (3) select appropriate methods, (4) communicate.