Conducting a Literature Review
There are several stages involved in conducting a systematic literature review.
Select research questions
Select bibliographic databases and websites
- Choose search terms
- Apply Practical Screening
- Content covered
- Yeaars searched
- Interventions or programmes
- Outcomes studied
- Research design
- Design type – true, self-control, observational, etc.
- Threats to Internal Validity:
- Risks to External Validity:
- Eligibility of subjects
- Methods of sampling
- Sample size
- Response rate
- Intervention/programme quality
- Based on study
- Methodological limitations
- Describe current knowledge about topic
- Support need for and significance of new research
- Explain research findings
- Describe quality of current research
For an in depth discussion of this see::
Fink, Arlene. (2005)j. Conducting research literature reviews: From the internet to paper, 2nd edition. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Systematic Literature Reviews
Take a look at this presentation on literature reviews.