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How to design research questions for a literature review?

I have to conduct a literature review for research topic. The plan is to add this as the first chapter of my doctoral dissertation, get the scoping and state of the art about topic, and preferably get ...
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What is the difference between Survey, SMS, and SLR

I wonder if there is actual difference among a survey, systematic mapping study, and a systematic literature review? All of them involve three main phases: specifying research questions and search ...
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How do I systematically identify and select literature?

I want to do a content analysis on particular content published in current textbooks in my discipline specific to my country. For example, Canadian political science textbooks. I’m not sure how to ...
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Skim reading for the literature review?

I am currently working on the literature review for an article. I am a rather slow reader and thus writing the lit review section usually takes me a lot of time. I also tend to read things in full, i....
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Should I include papers in a literature review that might overshadow my own results?

I'm composing a literature review on the use of air bubbling carriers in direct contact membrane distillation. I've encountered various papers with promising findings, some of which might overshadow ...
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How to efficiently get a scoping for a research topic?

Imagine you're attending a conference and your team has a novel research idea that combines concepts X and Y. While you're an expert in X, you lack knowledge about Y. However, a strong understanding ...
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Should we update time periods in a Bibliometric analysis even after completing it, if it's found to be generating biased results due to recent study?

Suppose a bibliometric analysis was conducted to uncover new research discoveries, but it was later discovered that similar kinds of research had already been carried out. In such a scenario, what ...
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How to recognize research paper from a literature review in the article missing headings?

In certain humanity fields articles are published without headings like Introduction, Methods, or Results. They usually do not describe literature research methodology (as it is probably always the ...
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Is Utilizing AI Tools for Conducting Literature Reviews in Academic Research Advisable?

Recently, I've come across various AI tools that claim to assist in conducting literature reviews by quickly summarizing research papers, identifying key themes, and even suggesting relevant ...
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Would Making My Literature Review Open Source Be Beneficial to Others in Academia? [closed]

I am currently working on a comprehensive literature review for a paper in my field of study. As I delve deeper into this project, I am considering the possibility of making the literature review open ...
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Best methods to send citations to co-reviewers

I am currently conducting a systematic review and have finalised my initial extraction. I need to send a list of citations to my co-reviewers so that they can screen the relevant citations. Does ...
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What are some methods to find a research gap?

I have read over 50 articles on a topic I am writing about but do not see any research gaps. I have spent a lot of time reading the introductions of papers, since it is there that I found the most ...
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How does everyone do their lterature reviews? [duplicate]

I have to do a literature review and have never done one before. What are some methods to do this?
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How to manage and differentiate literature reviews for different papers with related subject?

I wrote a research paper on a given topic. And now I'm writing a continuation for the same research. My question are : How to include the literature review of the previous paper in the current paper ...
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Assessing bias in experiments on immortalized cell lines? [closed]

I'm writing a systematic review on endothelial cell cultures undergoing a certain treatment. In all studies included, the cultures come from an immortalized cell line. I'm assessing bias in the ...
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I have the topic, I did my research, now what is the next step to write a literature review? [duplicate]

My Ph.D. supervisor assigned me a literature review paper to complete on a topic that I choose. I know very well the field and I did the necessary research, downloading every publication that I found ...
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What is the correct tense to use in a literature review? [duplicate]

I am currently writing my bachelor thesis and have to do a small literature review for it. Unfortunately, I don't know which tense I should use. Do you write ? Hager et. al (2020) show/indicate ..... ...
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How to choose relevant literature for literature review in grant proposal?

I am currently working on a grant proposal that also asks for a literature review. Now, when it comes to literature reviews, I have always had a problem with selecting what is relevant enough to be ...
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How should I generate a "personal outlook" when writing a review paper?

This is likely a novice question coming from an undergrad, but recently, I've submitted a review paper to a conference as suggested by my lecturer for academic experience. The topic of the paper is ...
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Difference between literature review and introduction part of a research proposal

I have started writing a research proposal on a topic of my interest. I am confused about the difference between the introduction and literature review sections. What I have observed so far by going ...
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I published an article developing and applying a method that I thought new. Someone had developed it before, outside of my applied field

I am writing my PhD thesis now. It comprises, in particular, one published article in a Q1 journal. This is a compilation thesis, and thus articles are pasted directly. For context, we apply machine ...
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Is reading systematically collected articles one-by-one enough for publication or I should have any further stategy?

I've searched the articles, abstracts, and keywords using Scopus. I narrowed down the time for the exciting period/range. I limited the subject area to the relevant ones. Now I've 40 papers instead of ...
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What´s a good source to learn about literature reviews?

I read this: "All types of literature reviews including systematic reviews, integrated reviews, bibliometric reviews, content analyses, hybrid reviews, etc., as long as they are not descriptive, ...
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Google Scholar does not return a report of 2016 when using as custom range 2016-2023

When searching for the string "open* education*" selecting Anytime, Google Scholar returns as 4th result "Opening up education: A support framework for higher education institutions&...
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How to read survey paper properly and efficiently?

I want to know how to make the best use of survey paper? When I'm new to a particular field, I try to grab some survey paper. However, these papers just outline briefly each methods without going deep ...
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What is important when creating a set of research notes

In the process of trying to improve my efficiency I came across this question (which recently appeared in the active section): What are the efficient ways of keeping track of research literature? ...
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Refencing own previous experiment work in literature survey

A senior of mine and I worked on a research topic. He contributed to most of the baseline works(say experiments A and B), and I continued with some more baseline work along with many additional ...
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Why aren't systematic reviews present in electrical engineering journals?

I am an electrical engineering PhD student (computational electromagnetics) and recently I learned about systematics reviews, which seem to be the norm in the health sciences. I tried to search for ...
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Can't decide what to place first, literature review or theoretical description? (Master Thesis in Computer Science and AI)

I am writing my master thesis in Computer Science and AI. I am very undecided about what to put on the first place, and changed my mind many times already. Because of that, I keep rewriting the ...
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How to write a survey paper in mathematics? [closed]

I want to write a survey article on one research topic, and on this topic, not much research has been done. Very few articles are available in the literature. To me, it seems an interesting topic to ...
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Literature research: Are IEEE and ACM covered in Scopus?

We performed a systematic literature review using the three databases Scopus, ACM Digital Library, and IEEE Xplore. Comment from one reviewer was that Scopus contains the other two databases, and thus ...
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What does it mean for a review to be "synthetic"? [duplicate]

The term "synthetic" is often used to describe review papers, such as in the title Multi-touch tables and the relationship with collaborative classroom pedagogies: A synthetic review What ...
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Systematic Literature Review: PRISMA Statement vs. the PRISMA Protocol (aka PRISMA-P) Checklists?

Problem: I am confused about why it matters if one uses the PRISMA Statement 2020 checklist versus the PRISMA-P 2015 checklist for a systematic literature review. Therefore, I am looking to ...
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Writing a short paper focusing on recent advancements in a specific field

Is this an acceptable and common approach to write a short paper (maybe a letter) on a relatively broad topic (e.g. applications of deep learning in a specific field) with the aim of reporting recent ...
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Limits of academic search engines

Having spent quite a lot of time going through the literature on my research topic, I've been disappointed by the search features offered by the dominant academic databases and search engine (Web of ...
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How should I reference the original work in a survey paper?

For example, if I want to dedicate a subsection of my survey paper to another research paper, I believe I need to reference the original paper. However, how should I do that? This subsection will have ...
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How can I enumerate the past research to show my research is noteworthy?

I'm working under a professor as a research assistant. She is preparing a proposal for research she wants to do with unmanned vehicles. A part of this proposal is showing that the past research doesn'...
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Is there a way to automatically categorise a list of journals into disciplines?

I have a list of references from a systematic review and I would like to produce some summary statistics of roughly how many come from various different disciplines. Is there a way of doing this rough ...
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how to read papers for writing a literature review article [closed]

After following a rigorous literature selection, inclusion and exclusion criteria, I have finalized (around 200) research articles for my review paper. However, now I don't know how to read those ...
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What exactly is a survey article (review article) in research?

I have seen many articles with the "Survey" tag. What exactly does a (survey article consist of? Does it contain all the history and work done related to the particular topic? My concern: Is ...
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In my thesis, do all sources I've cited need to be mentioned in the Literature Review?

I'm writing a Masters Thesis and am just not sure if every source I've cited in my thesis, I need to disuss in the Literature Review?
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Systematic Reviews: Is there a systematic way to decide which databases and sources to search?

I am conducting a systematic review with meta-analysis soon and wondering, is there a systematic way to decide on which databases and other sources (publications and grey literature) to search? It ...
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What makes a Literature Review paper good?

I am currently doing my research thesis project for my Masters/PhD in area “X”. As expected, the first 2 months has been literature review, to actually know what I am doing. The thing is, I haven’t ...
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Reporting a study twice in the literature review in thesis [closed]

There is a paper that has used entropy feature in the beta band for subject classification and obtained a specific accuracy value. I am aware that there is no context here, but I put these minimal ...
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How to organize the thesis chapter on literature review when there are only a few past works on the topic?

I have to include an individual chapter on literature review in PhD thesis. While going through the theses of seniors in the library, I found that typically the chapter is 30-40 pages long and covers ...
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What to do about an early, highly eccentric, reference?

So say you are writing a review which includes paper A, which claims to introduce a new idea to your field. In the course of reading surrounding literature, you find earlier paper B, which puts ...
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Structured literature review in relatively new field - how to approach?

I plan to write a structured literature review in a relatively new field in which only a few peer reviewed articles already exist. How would you approach this? Find articles in adjacent topics and ...
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What is the best e-Ink device for academic paper reading and hand annotation? [closed]

Having just started my PhD, my academic paper reading and review has ramped up dramatically and so far I've tried the two predominant methods of doing so: on a laptop or with physically printed papers....
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How do you manage your literature and references?

I have many PDFs (articles, reports and other literature) in various folders, and most of them are also in Endnote, which I have always used as a reference manager. However, the references in Endnote ...
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In literature review, ok to comment about reproducibility?

A high-cited paper in a field of Computer Science (that I'm working with) about an important algorithm does not tell readers about its implementation details. Since the authors were from a company, ...
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