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Writiing a Literature Review: Purpose

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Why Create a Literature Review?

  • provides an overview of established knowledge and ideas directly related to and organized around a specific research question
  • provides professionals with a guide to the literature
  • provide context and background for a research question
  • provides credibility for the author's knowledge of the field
  • helps to establish underpinnings behind the research are factual
  • helps identify previous areas of scholarship to prevent duplication of research