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Questions tagged [literature-review]

Questions about evaluating the current state of research on a topic by searching published material.

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Same literature survey in first and final reports, Is it ok?

Is it considered bad to copy literature survey from 1st/initial report of the dissertation to the final report? Does it count as self plagiarism? Generally speaking one should include more recent ...
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Literature Review Confusion [duplicate]

I'm very new to the research domain and I'm extremely confused, let me explain further. For the literature review I've done assume that I have 1 topic, that comprises of three research papers say A,B,...
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Should a phd student try present a review paper in a conference?

I am a PhD student and I am doing a literature review for my dissertation. Despite the fact that I am working on the topic, I am not an expert; but I have enough information because of my previous ...
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How to present a review paper at a conference?

I sent an abstract of a review paper for oral presentation to a conference, and it was accepted. The presentation will be about the most important developments and contributions made in the last ...
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How should I ask for library services for literature review?

Early on the research planning process, I would like to make use of the services offered by public libraries. Including online library services, what is the best way they could help a student ...
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Can literature review be a research paper on its own?

I am thinking about starting a research to publish in a peer reviewed journal. However, I wonder if a literature review is a research paper. For instance, if I wrote a paper about EU-Russia affairs in ...
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How can I express “I can't find any papers written about this”?

I'm an undergraduate writing a paper for a philosophy course in logic. My paper is exploring a relationship between Leibniz' logic and graph theory. In writing the paper, I've found some material in ...
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Should definition of terms section be included in the introduction or the literature review chapter?

I 'm writing a Master thesis. I have some terms that should be defined. Where should I put this section? In the introduction or literature review chapter? Thank you Additional Information I think ...
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Should I comment on a cited paper in the paper-review part of my master's thesis?

I'm writing my master's thesis and began to wonder if it is acceptable to comment on some of the publications I cite in my 'State of the art' part. I have several papers where the results and/or ...
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Research before surveying the literature - is it ever a good idea?

The dominant narrative on how research "should be" done is to begin with a literature survey and then make your own contribution. But I get the impression that it often happens the other way around - ...
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Non-English literature: should we check for prior work?

How far should we go when considering the possibility that a (non spectacular, bur relevant) result has already appeared in any other language different from English? Is it safe to ignore non-English ...
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Merge tables from different sources (APA citation)

What I want to do is copy a table found in paper 1 and expand upon it using information from different sources. I'm doing a literature review and the table I found gives a nice summary of the ...
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Conducting a systematic literature review and paywalls

I am writing a systematic literature review but I was wondering how to handle papers which fit the inclusion criteria but are hidden behind paywalls. Is it ok to exclude them and state as an ...
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Can a literature review be a “master's thesis”?

I have selected a single question for my master's thesis, within my field of Foreign Language Teaching. Most papers I have read contain just short literature reviews providing some background for a ...
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Is it acceptable to use mainly websites in a literature review?

I'm writing a literature review for a project and due to the nature of the project (website and database) I haven't used any books etc. I have used a number of websites to get information on subjects ...
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Literature Review versus Literature Survey. What is the difference?

I have read several articles about literature reviews. At the same time I found some guides about literature surveys. I am confused... how is a literature survey different from a literature review? ...
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What advantages do libraries offer over the internet for doing a literature survey in Mathematics or CS

Currently my literature surveys do not involve trips to the library and I am wondering if I am missing out on something important. What sort of material/knowledge can the library provide that I would ...
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Visualization tool for paper citations

Does anyone know if there is a tool that takes a paper (pdf) and is able to produce a directed graph of the citations, and if possible take the papers that are cited and use the citations of those ...
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Selecting the relevant papers for a survey paper I have to write?

I have to write a paper as an assignment for one of the courses that I take in University. The main outcome of this lecture is having a good final paper in the end. As we are Masters students, the ...
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In which sections of a paper can I find literature reviews?

I would like to practice writing lit review from reading other papers and looking at the style of writing. Where usually are the review sections found in papers? Is it the "Introduction" Section, for ...
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Is including an own paper in the literature review a bad practice?

The title mostly says it all. I am writing an article on a rarely researched topic in my field - 4-5 articles exist, as far as I know. I recently published a related article, still making this ...
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How to write a good PhD literature review?

I am in the early stages of my PhD and I am trying to put together a literature review of my topic. My intention is that this review will eventually be included in my thesis, something like "the ...
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How to review similar academic papers for a literature review?

In writing a literature review, assume you have the paper X and the paper Y. The two are similar in the study and the results. How can I write a review in this case?
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Should I paraphrase or quotes definitions?

In the literature review when I have many definitions from the literature can I paraphrase them or do I have to put them in quotes as they are?
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How to reference studies mentioned in a paper without having to read the original papers?

I'm review the literature at the moment. Now I'm reading a paper that mention other studies. How can I reference them without reading the original papers?
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Deep reading or just skimming and scanning?

In order to write a lit review from papers which I already have, should I read all those papers deeply and summarize them, or can I just skim and scan and just pick the information that I need to ...
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Where to describe the pros and cons of the related work in a paper?

I just start writing a paper. This is also my first time doing so. I have a problem describing the pros and cons of the related literature. I am not sure where I should place them. Some of the ...
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A systematic review already exists in the literature. When is a newer one required?

Suppose that a systematic review on a topic X was published some (3-8) years ago by someone else, and it is currently still a useful source for what has been made before it was published. However, ...
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How to start writing a literature review?

I have 2 months where I should write the literature review for my PhD thesis. However, I don't know how to write one. In general terms, what would be a good way to start the literature review? For ...
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How should I write literature review for a paper that is an extension of my own research paper?

I am a Masters student in Computer Science. I am planning to write two papers. The first is based on computer simulation and queuing theory. I have written its literature review and everything else. ...
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How can I do a literature review efficiently?

For a new project I want to compile a literature review to determine the state of the art and possible approaches to start with. Last time I adhered to the following scheme, but it felt very ...

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