Literature Review

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Literature Review by Mind Map: Literature Review

1. Definition

1.1. Written Summary

1.1.1. Journal Articles

1.1.2. Books

1.1.2.1. Research studies

1.1.2.2. Essays

1.1.3. Summaries

1.1.3.1. Handbooks

1.1.3.2. Research Reviews

1.1.3.3. Abstracts

1.1.3.4. Encyclopedias

1.1.4. Other Documents

1.1.4.1. Conference papers

1.1.4.2. Government documents

2. Structure

2.1. Consider extent

2.2. Type of literature review

2.2.1. Thematic

2.2.2. Study by study

2.3. Concluding statement of review

3. Steps

3.1. Identify key terms

3.1.1. Key words in Question

3.1.2. Key words by Authors

3.2. Locate literature

3.2.1. Explore sources

3.2.1.1. Primary

3.2.1.2. Secondary

3.2.2. Search different types

3.2.2.1. Early stage literature

3.2.2.2. Indexed publications

3.2.2.3. Journal Articles

3.2.2.4. Books

3.2.2.5. Summaries

3.3. Evaluate and select literature

3.3.1. Accuracy

3.3.2. Relevance

3.4. Organize literature

3.4.1. Make copies

3.4.2. Take notes

3.4.2.1. Problem, question, data collection, results

3.4.3. Create a Literature map

3.4.3.1. Families of studies

3.5. Write a review

3.5.1. Use appropiate style

3.5.1.1. APA

3.5.1.2. References

3.5.1.3. Headings

4. Importance

4.1. Describe state of information on the topic

4.2. Organiza literature

4.3. Support relevance of the study

4.4. Support findings

4.5. Avoid constraining participants perspectives

5. Tools

5.1. Databases

5.2. Catalogs

5.2.1. Online

5.2.2. Terms

5.3. Academic Libraries

5.4. Internet

5.4.1. Easy acces

5.4.2. Current information

5.4.3. Not review by experts