Literature Review

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tips on how to scan/skim read articles and conduct literature review.

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Methods of Social Research : 

Methods of Social Research Literature Review

What are the key questions to ask when reviewing a research article. : 

What are the key questions to ask when reviewing a research article. 1. What is the basic question being posed?   2. Is the theoretical approach appropriate?   3. Is the literature review adequate?   4. Does the research design suit the question?   5. Is the study scientific in its fundamentals?   6. Are the ethics okay?   7. What are the key findings?

How to read articles for review? : 

How to read articles for review? Scan/skim read the article.   (1) the research question, (2) specific hypotheses, (3) the findings, and (4) how the findings were interpreted.   Tip: Use a summary sheet

Example: : 

Example:

Abstracts provide an overview : 

Abstracts provide an overview

Research Question : 

Research Question

Read for depth : 

Read for depth After you have an idea of the main ideas in each article, identify the precise methods used and the theories tested. An in-depth understanding is necessary for comparing the work of different researchers.

Exercise : 

Exercise Scan/Skim-Read the article hand out and identify The research question. Hypothesis if any Findings How they were interpreted?

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