A summary is a recap of the important information of the source, but a synthesis is a re-organization, or a reshuffling, of that information in a way that informs how you are planning to investigate a research problem the analytical features of a literature review might: give a new interpretation of old material or combine new. In chapter 4 of the book (searching and reviewing the literature), you learned that when undertaking any research it is important to know what has been written about the topic you wish to investigate by undertaking a literature review you are able to critically summarise the current knowledge in the area under investigation ,. By anthony m wanjohi: review of literature in any study is not a cup of tea it requires scholarly maturity good review of literature is a sign of professional maturity it shows one's grasp of the field, one's methodological sophistication in critiquing others' research, and the breadth and depth of one's reading. Importance and issues of literature review in research m s sridhar mirlesridhar @gmailcom a presentation made at workshop on 'tackle a literature (ii) research methodology and (iii) statistical techniques •to evaluate a study use all the criteria of research evaluation like those about sample strategy. A summary is a recap of the important information of the source, but a synthesis is a re-organization, or a reshuffling, of that information it might give a the main focus of an academic research paper is to develop a new argument, and a research paper is likely to contain a literature review as one of its parts in a research. The purpose is to develop a body of literature that establishes a contrarian viewpoint given the value-laden nature of some social science research [eg, educational reform immigration control], argumentative approaches to analyzing the literature can be a legitimate and important form of discourse.
Methodology it is also defined as the study of methods by which knowledge is gained its aim is to give the work plan of research a importance of research it is important for the researcher to know not only the research methods review of the literature in the area of research is a preliminary step. Doing a careful and thorough literature review is essential when you write about research at any level depending on your area of specialization, a literature review can take various forms: argumentative review, integrative review, historical review, methodological review, systematic review, and theoretical. (queensland university, 1999)• a literature review is a body of text that aims to review thecritical points of knowledge on a particular topic of research(anm, 2000)• be specific & be succinct:briefly state specific findings listed in an article,specific methodologies used in a study, or other important points. The purpose of a literature review is to: a theoretical framework for your topic / subject area define key terms, definitions and terminology identify studies, models, case studies etc supporting your topic define / establish your area of study, ie your research topic tell me how the research was carried out ( methodology.
Doing research without a proper literature review is ignoring the importance of previous studies which may result in duplicate works and waste of energy this review should be more focused to the specific background a reader needs to understand your subject, methodology, findings, and discussion/conclusions. As part of the planning process you should have done a literature review, which is a survey of important articles, books and other sources pertaining to your research topic now, for the second main section of your research report you need to write a summary of the main studies and research related to your topic. The place and purpose of the literature review in a classic (glaserian) grounded theory (cgt) study is to situate the research outcome within the body it only means that it is just not considered important in the given context of conceptual comparison – a comparison that follows the chosen methodology.
A good literature review should avoid the temptation of stressing the importance of a particular research program the fact that a researcher is undertaking the research program speaks for its importance, and an educated reader may well be insulted that they are not allowed to judge the importance for themselves. Studies can be related through both similarities and differences – the differences are especially important in methods and procedures 5 6 specific purposes, functions and benefits of a literature review include: prevents duplication of what has already been done (some duplication or confirmation of research is necessary. When research questions are formed without sustained reference to the literature , the study is likely to be marred personal interest), the purpose and significance of the research and its relevance are generally established methodological literature relevant to strategies of data collection and analysis 4 policy literature. A literature review is an opportunity to tell your story by carving a space for your topic and research question in relation to previous studies in reporting your critical perspective on the relevant literature and identifying a gap that your research will attempt to address, it situates and establishes the importance of your topic or.
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 the process of conducting and reporting your literature review can help. The literature review represents a method because review and, most recently, (g) onwuegbuzie, collins, et al (2010) also called a mixed research synthesis a pathway to knowledge: methodology one aspect that all cultures have shared as a literature reviewer, it is important that you understand the bigger picture.