Research Methods for Graduate Business and Social Science Students is a fundamental and easy guide to studying research methods. In addition to the general concepts relating to research methods, broad research issues and theoretical concepts critical to research are discussed. The book is written in a reader-friendly manner and contains plenty of examples and helpful practical exercises at the end of each chapter to reinforce and enjoy learning.
Chapter 4: Literature Review and Critical Reading
Literature Review and Critical Reading
In this chapter we consider the importance of undertaking a literature review, what the review should do for you, how it links to your research questions, your research method(s), your theoretical framework and your findings. By the end of the chapter you will also appreciate why it is always the case that a literature review is never complete. This chapter provides detailed explanations of how to undertake a literature review and why it is a pivotal element of any research enquiry. You will be reminded of some of the discussions in Chapter 1 and given pointers to how the literature review relates to later chapters in the book. At the end of the chapter, you are ...