Q. What's a Literature Review?


A Literature Review looks at the published information on a given topic. Unlike a research paper, a literature review simply summarizes other sources' research without adding personal contributions.
Literature reviews can take several forms. They can be part of a longer work like a research paper or they can stand alone.
They can also be selective or comprehensive. A selective review will only use a certain number of sources while a comprehensive review will attempt to discuss as many published sources on the topic as possible. 
Literature Reviews are often done by upper level undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Last Updated Dec 20, 2017
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  • Answered By Jennifer Farquhar

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