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. 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. A narrow-scope literature review may be included as part of a peer-reviewed journal article presenting new research, serving to situate the current study within the body of the relevant literature and to provide context for the reader in such a case, the review usually precedes the methodology and results sections of the work. Reviewing the research literature means finding, reading, and summarizing the published research relevant to your question an empirical research report written in american psychological association (apa) style always includes a written literature review, but it is important to review the literature early in the research. While there might be many reasons for conducting a literature review, following are four key outcomes of doing the review assessment of the current state of research on a topic this is probably the most obvious value of the literature review once a researcher has determined an area to work with for a research project,. Essential in any field of study, a literature review lists and synthesizes previous scholarship and shows the scope, focus, limitations, and direction of your own the key is to stick to the gist of the sources as you synthesize the source in the review: its thesis, research methods, findings, issues, and further.
Replicability of the research and traceability of the arguments and conclusions call for more transparent and systematic procedures the purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the importance of literature reviews in scm design/methodology/ approach – literature reviews are defined as primarily qualitative synthesis. 32 research methodology body of knowledge since an important responsibility in research is to compare your findings with those of others, it is here that the literature review plays an extremely important role during the write- up of your report it helps you to integrate your findings with existing knowledge - that is, to. For past few decades, searching the local as well as national library for books, journals, etc, was the usual practice and still physical literature exploration is an important component of any systematic review search process[10,11] with the advancement of. This will help you to establish why the topic is important and place your research in a theoretical context the literature review allows you as a researcher to enter into an ongoing conversation with other scholars and researchers examines methodological or theoretical strengths and weaknesses.
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. Importance and issues of literature review in research m s sridhar mirlesridhar @gmailcom a presentation made at workshop on 'tackle a literature review' judging relevance & evaluation of a work •evaluation presupposes prior knowledge of (i) subject (ii) research methodology and (iii) statistical. 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 ,.
In addition, past studies can improve methodology and help the researcher to contextualize his or her findings the literature review is crucial because an important responsibility in research is to add to a body of knowledge and to compare one's findings with others the procedure is simple: the researcher must search the. This might sound pretty esoteric but you will find that in writing a literature review you will learn about the ways other people have constructed their own research projects seeing what others have done might help you understand your own assignment you might be able to see the methods that other more. Using a quality appraisal tool, such as the critical appraisal skills programme ( casp) tools,5 results in a structured approach to assessing the rigour of the importance of literature reviews should not be underestimated—they help summarise and make sense of an increasingly vast body of research promoting best.
The systematic review is important to health care and medical trials, and other subjects where methodology and data are important it is conducted before the research begins, and sets the stage for this research by highlighting gaps in the literature, and explaining the need for the research about to be conducted, which. Literature nonetheless, literature review of related literature is as important as any other component of the research process and can be conducted quite painlessly if traditional method on the achievement of eighth-grade science students the review of literature might reveal 10 related studies that found no differences in.
Iv) use literature review to find the relevant research methods / instruments / survey questionnaire with high reliability & validity for adoption / adaptation v) use literature review to provide supporting proof / precedent for an argument / claim during thesis examination / article review vi) use literature review to justify an. 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.