AAE 780 Research Colloquium (Spring 2021) : Home
Introduction and Overview
Library Resources for Preparing and Writing Your Review of the Literature
Note: Coming soon from our libraries...a micro-course to conducting a review of the literature and an online research guide to "Evidence Synthesis".
What should a literature review do...
- Set the broad context for the study, demarcate the scope of the investigation, and provide a justification for those decisions.
- Situate the literature in scholarly/historial context.
- Report the claims made in the existing literature.
- Examine the research methods used.
- Distinguish what has been learned and accomplished in the area of study from what still needs to be learned and accomplished.
- Summarize and synthesize the existing literature in a way that permits a new perspective.
Literature Review Types/Typologies, Taxonomies
Grant, M. J., and A. Booth. "A Typology of Reviews: An Analysis of 14 Review Types and Associated Methodologies." Health Information and Libraries Journal 26.2 (2009): 91-108.
Sutton, A., et al. "Meeting the Review Family: Exploring Review Types and Associated Information Retrieval Requirements." Health Information and Libraries Journal 36.3 (2019): 202-22.