I am working through a tutorial about literature search, reading, and writing. It says:
A chain search consists of finding suitable literature by letting one text lead you to the next, which leads to the next and so on.
The strength of the chain search is that it leads from one good reference to another, and you will be able to follow the development of arguments through your literature search.
Its weakness, however, is that you might lack references that present different understandings or raise objections to the text that started the chain.
I did not understand chain search from this. The definition says: “letting one text lead you to the next“. What does text mean here? Could you please explain chain search in easy words along with an example?