This accessible text provides a roadmap for producing a high-quality literature review--an integral part of a successful thesis, dissertation, term paper, or grant proposal. Each step of searching for, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing prior studies is clearly explained and accompanied by user-friendly suggestions, organizational tips, vignettes, and examples of student work. Also featured are excerpts from peer-reviewed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods articles.
Tools to Adopt: Source Matrix & Example Matrix
Adapt the templates below for organizing your own research. One is a Google spreadsheet, and the other is a Google doc. Choose whichever works best for you. The templates included suggested fields. Make a copy to adapt and re-use it.