The library offers a range of helpful services. All of our appointments are free of charge and confidential. The specific purpose and length of the literature review will vary. One way to understand the differences between these two types is to read published literature reviews or the literature review chapter of theses and dissertations in your own subject area. Analyze the structure of their arguments and note the way they address the issues.
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A literature review surveys books, scholarly articles, and any other sources relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of these works in relation to the research problem being investigated. Literature reviews are designed to provide an overview of sources you have explored while researching a particular topic and to demonstrate to your readers how your research fits within a larger field of study. Fink, Arlene. Fourth edition. A literature review may consist of simply a summary of key sources, but in the social sciences, a literature review usually has an organizational pattern and combines both summary and synthesis, often within specific conceptual categories. A summary is a recap of the important information of the source, but a synthesis is a re-organization, or a reshuffling, of that information in a way that informs how you are planning to investigate a research problem. The analytical features of a literature review might:.
This information is especially important as pneumonia is the single leading cause of death in children worldwide. References within the included articles were reviewed. All articles that met criteria where analyzed for demographics, clinical, laboratory, radiographic, treatment and outcomes data. Results: Ten studies including two case series and 8 retrospective chart reviews, altogether describing a total of pediatric patients with COVID were included in this systematic review. Median lab values including those for WBC, lymphocyte count and CRP, were within the reference ranges with the exception of procalcitonin levels, which were slightly elevated in children with COVID median procalcitonin levels ranged from 0.
In college, there are two types of reviews you might be told to write:. A stand-alone assignment in a course as part of their training in research processes in your discipline. One approach to understanding the two types above is by going through already published reviews or the initial chapters of theses in your field. Examine the structure of their arguments and take note of the manner in which issues are addressed. It offers an excellent basis for researchers starting to research a new area by forcing them to summarize, examine, and compare original research in that particular area.