Reviewing the literature: a short guide for the development of an effective and inexpensive research question, and a critical review of the theoretical. Critical thinking and research definition critical thinking is a core competency for evidence based general practice 1 and an essential precursor to research it is also essential for evaluating and understanding the implications of research for clinical practice. Literature review is relevant, comprehensive, and includes recent research i methods section details how the research questions were addressed or hypotheses were tested. Southwest educational development laboratory • 211 e 7th st, suite 200, austin, tx 78701-3253 the national center for the dissemination of disability research (ncddr) is a project of the southwest educational. To some extent, particularly with postgraduate research, the literature review can become a project in itself it is an important showcase of your talents of: understanding, interpretation, analysis, clarity of thought, synthesis, and development of argument.
Evaluating community-based and community-driven development: a critical review of the evidence ghazala mansuri and vijayendra rao development research group. When conducting research, a literature review is an essential part of the project because it covers all previous research done on the topic and sets the platform on which the current research is based no new research can be taken seriously without first reviewing the previous research done on the. A report generally has six sections: introduction, literature review, methodology, research results, discussion, and conclusions and recommendations (for more information, see section 5 of this chapter.
1 literature review tips shannon mattern purpose of the literature review/mediagraphy whether you aspire to complete a research paper or thesis, a research-based production project, or. 1 introduction not to be confused with a book review, a literature review surveys scholarly articles, books and other sources (eg dissertations, conference proceedings) relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work. For instance, a literature review is a kind of research outcomes focus and its goal is also for integration to make generalization of a topicto acquire more information about cooper's taxonomy of literature review, you can read more in  and [2. The literature in project management, and to a lesser extent in general management, is reviewed to find the reported link between planning and project success overall, the literature points to a strong link between planning and project success. But how is a literature review different from an academic research paper the main focus of an academic research paper is to develop a new argument, and a research paper will contain a literature review as one of its parts.
Why a literature review you are undertaking a literature review for two reasons: first to identify and summarize existing research on a topic you have a question about and second, to evaluate that research as it applies to your research. Next, we review literature that questions the value of planning and literature in the construction, software development, and general project management areas overall, the literature points to a strong link between planning and project success. A review of the literature supporting some of the most notable project management methodologies can help project managers make evidence-based decisions about the benefits of a good project management methodology and select the project management methodology that is best fits the goals and objectives they seek to achieve.
Doing a literature review in msc dissertations based solely on a literature review (a project on the literature) critical review. Research is the process of asking questions about a subject or topic, using resources to find the answer, and communicating the findings of your research to others while many consider research to be something primarily done in academic and scientific fields, the truth is that research is a valuable. A literature review is a scholarly paper, which includes the current knowledge including substantive findings, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to a particular topic literature reviews are secondary sources , and do not report new or original experimental work. A literature review surveys scholarly articles, books and other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, providing a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works.
Out review enables the practitioner to apply a body of research evidence to practice rather than to rely on - and attempt to interpret - individual studies. It also chapter ii - literature review theoretical literatures thematic connects compares and contrasts these arguments, literatures themes and methodologies etc, with the concerns conceptual framework chapter iii - of a proposed piece of research (that is, the aims methodology research design of the essay, research project or thesis, the. The literature review will help you compare and contrast what you are doing in the historical context of the research as well as how your research is different or original from what others have done, helping you rationalize why you need to do this particular research (see reference 2.