Literature review

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A literature review or narrative review is a type of review article.wikipedia
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Systematic review

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A fourth type, the systematic review, is often classified separately, but is essentially a literature review focused on a research question, trying to identify, appraise, select and synthesize all high-quality research evidence and arguments relevant to that question.
Systematic reviews are a type of literature review that uses systematic methods to collect secondary data, critically appraise research studies, and synthesize findings qualitatively or quantitatively.

Research proposal

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Literature reviews are also common in a research proposal or prospectus (the document that is approved before a student formally begins a dissertation or thesis).
They generally follow the same format as a research paper, with an introduction, a literature review, a discussion of research methodology and goals, and a conclusion.

Review article

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A literature review or narrative review is a type of review article.
Review articles come in the form of literature reviews and, more specifically, systematic reviews; both are a form of secondary literature.

Academic publishing

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A literature review is a scholarly paper, which includes the current knowledge including substantive findings, as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to a particular topic.

Secondary source

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Literature reviews are secondary sources, and do not report new or original experimental work.

Academic journal

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Most often associated with academic-oriented literature, such reviews are found in academic journals, and are not to be confused with book reviews that may also appear in the same publication.

Book review

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Most often associated with academic-oriented literature, such reviews are found in academic journals, and are not to be confused with book reviews that may also appear in the same publication.

Peer review

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A narrow-scope literature review may be included as part of a peer-reviewed journal article presenting new research, serving to situate the current study within the body of the relevant literature and to provide context for the reader.


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Producing a literature review may also be part of graduate and post-graduate student work, including in the preparation of a thesis, dissertation, or a journal article.


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A meta-analysis is typically a systematic review using statistical methods to effectively combine the data used on all selected studies to produce a more reliable result.

Empirical research

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The process of reviewing the is often ongoing and informs many aspects of the empirical research project.

Benjamin Bloom

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Shields and Rangarajan (2013) and Granello (2001) link the activities of doing a literature review with Benjamin Bloom’s revised taxonomy of the cognitive domain (ways of thinking: remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating).

Physical Review

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It publishes original research as well as scientific and literature reviews on all aspects of physics.

Beta-Hydroxy beta-methylbutyric acid

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Medical reviews and meta-analyses indicate that HMB supplementation also helps to preserve or increase lean body mass and muscle strength in individuals experiencing age-related muscle loss.

The Myth of God Incarnate

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James Dunn, in a 1980 literature review of academic work on the incarnation, noted the "...well-publicized symposium entitled The Myth of God Incarnate, including contributions on the NT from M. Goulder and F. Young, which provoked several responses."

Origin of the domestic dog

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Where the domestication of the dog took place remains debated, however literature reviews of the evidence find that the most plausible proposals are Central Asia, East Asia, and Western Europe.

New Guinea singing dog

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In 2016, a literature review found that there is no definitive evidence that the founding members of captive populations of New Guinea singing dogs were wild-living animals but were raised as members of village populations of domestic dogs.

Effects of pornography

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Some literature reviews suggest that pornographic images and films can be addictive, particularly when combined with masturbation, while others maintain that data remains inconclusive.

Dalton Transactions

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Dalton Transactions is a peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing original (primary) research and review articles on all aspects of the chemistry of inorganic, bioinorganic, and organometallic compounds.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics is a weekly peer-reviewed scientific journal publishing research and review articles on any aspect of physical chemistry, chemical physics, and biophysical chemistry.

Parenting styles

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According to a literature review by Christopher Spera (2005), Darling and Steinberg (1993) suggest that it is important to better understand the differences between parenting styles and parenting practices: "Parenting practices are defined as specific behaviors that parents use to socialize their children", while parenting style is "the emotional climate in which parents raise their children".

Case report

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Some case reports also contain a literature review of other reported cases.

Sternberg peer review controversy

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Meyer's article was a literature review article, and contained no new primary scholarship itself on the topic of intelligent design.