What is a literature review?
-Process: involves researching a topic to familiarize yourself with relevant research; identify key authors, arguments, and publications; and locate issues and gaps in research.
-Product: a thoroughly-cited critical analysis that synthesizes what is currently known about a topic (theories and study results), written as a narrative.
What ISN'T a literature review?
Why do we do literature reviews?
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