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Literature Reviews: What is a Literature Review?
This guide is an introduction to the Literature Review process - including its purpose and strategies, guidelines and resources to help you get started
A Literature review is a critical and in depth evaluation of previous research. It is a summary and synopsis of a particular area of research, allowing anybody reading the paper to establish why you are pursuing this particular research program. A good literature review expands upon the reasons behind selecting a particular research question.