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March 31, 2021

What is the difference between a lit review and a research paper?

What is the difference between a lit review and a research paper?

Research articles, sometimes referred to as empirical or primary sources, report on original research. Review articles, sometimes called literature reviews or secondary sources, synthesize or analyze research already conducted in primary sources. They generally summarize the current state of research on a given topic.

How long should a lit review take?

2-6 months

Which type of source is not typically included in a literature review?

“Non-scholarly” sources, i.e., those you don’t want to reference, include but are not limited to magazines, newspapers, web sites, and non-published material. The Lit Review does not have to be exhaustive; the objective is not to list as many relevant books, articles, and reports as possible.

How do you identify a literature review?

To find literature reviews:Scholarly publications (especially peer reviewed articles) will always include at least a brief literature review in their introduction and discussion sections. Theses and dissertations should include a detailed literature review.

What is a secondary literature review?

Secondary literature consists of interpretations and evaluations that are derived from or refer to the primary source literature. Examples include review articles (such as meta-analysis and systematic reviews) and reference works.