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Literature Review

What is a literature review, what is its purpose, and how to do it.

Writing the literature review

“Writing this section [the literature review] well is a sign of professional maturity; it indicates one’s grasp of the field, one’s methodological sophistication in critiquing others’ research, and the breadth and depth of one’s reading.” (Krathwohl 1988 p.4)

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Select the images to listen to researchers speak about writing a literature review:


Associate Professor Peter Raeburn, CQ University


Dr. Daniela Stehlik, Director of the Research Centre for Stronger Communities (RCSC) at Curtin University of Technology


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