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How much should I write about the competing policies?

I'm working on a political science problem that has attracted (by my count) fourteen proposed solutions, ranging from somewhat useful to positively harmful. Some are already law in many countries; ...
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How to best approach literature with low information content for good retention

My question relates to a certain type of opaque pseudo-technical prose that unfortunately is so pervasive in management literature. Authors with this kind of writing style like to make completely ...
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Can we first claim and then find the evidence when we write the literature review (i.e., using confirmatory technique)?

I have a question regarding a researcher’s practice in writing. Let me give you some background about this issue. Here’s what this researcher does when writing introductions and literature reviews. ...
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Citing low quality papers (solutions) in surveys?

I sometimes find papers that aim to solve the same problem that I am working on, but these papers are of terrible quality. Some of these papers: introduce wrong solutions, re-introduce a solution ...
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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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Is starting with the abstract and conclusion an efficient reading approach for writing a literature review? [duplicate]

I'm writing a literature review at the moment. I have many many papers to read and I don't have that much time (just one month). What I do is reading the abstract and then the conclusion and from ...