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Chapter Four: Conducting a literature review
The degree of novelty in research will determine what is to be recognized and what is to be cited. That is, only the interesting and good work will eventually be remembered. In order to recognize what is interesting and what is good, it is essential for a researcher to understand what has been done and what is current. Who has done work previously in the field? Who are the key authors? Where are the main sources of materials published? What is the latest trend? These are the major questions that arise in your search in the literature. So how do researchers go about finding out the answers to these questions?
The basic approach is to conduct a ...