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SOCI 4385: Research Methods


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What is a literature review?

A review of the literature on any given topic...

  • provides an analytical overview of related scholarly publications

  • notes areas of agreement, disagreement, and any gaps in related research and theory

  • serves as background and a starting point for new research or analysis

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