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What is a literature review? Print Page

How will it help you?

Your literature review should:

1) Show that your proposed research has not been done before

2) Justify the need for your research (based on gaps in the published works on topic)

3) Serve as a basis for experimental design

4) Guide your thoughts on results to expect



A literature review is:

- A critical summary of the research on your topic

- Used to identify gaps and weaknesses in prior studies, in order to justify new research on the topic

- Recent

- Includes primary research

- Thorough and complete

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