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Background and Justification for the Study

Background and Justification for the Study

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Key terms/concepts

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  • Justification
  • Topic gap
  • Method gap
  • Theoretical or conceptual framework
  • Concept mapping
  • PICO question
  • Key search terms
  • Grey literature
  • Black literature

What is Background and Justification?

This chapter will guide you on how to write a careful and economical literature review to provide a background to the research topic/problem and a justification for the ...

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