Writing a faulty literature review is one of many ways to derail a dissertation. This article summarizes some pivotal information on how to write a high-quality dissertation literature review. It begins with a discussion of the purposes of a review, presents taxonomy of literature reviews, and then discusses the steps in conducting a quantitative or qualitative literature review. The article concludes with a discussion of common mistakes and a framework for the self-evaluation of a literature review. Accessed 202,565 times on https://pareonline.net from June 04, 2009 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.
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"A Guide to Writing the Dissertation Literature Review,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 14, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol14/iss1/13