Planning for an effective literature review should begin with a goal. The purpose of the review is to provide a comprehensive and critical overview of existing research on a particular topic. Therefore, when deciding on the scope and focus of your review, it is important to consider what are the most relevant aspects to be discussed in relation to your own research question or hypothesis.
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The next step involves selecting appropriate sources that will provide reliable information related to your chosen topic. This includes academic journals, books, conference proceedings and even online sources such as blogs and websites that contain relevant information on the topic. It is important that you verify the credibility of each source by analyzing its content for accuracy and reliability before using it in your literature review. It may also be useful to consult subject experts who can help identify any gaps in current knowledge or additional resources that could prove beneficial for further investigation into the issue at hand.
Once you have identified relevant sources for inclusion in your literature review, it is essential that you organize them properly so as not to miss out on any key points or arguments discussed within them. A proper organization strategy would involve organizing each source into categories according to themes or topics explored – this will also make it easier for readers who want access certain parts of the paper quickly without having to go through every source separately. Additionally, all references used must be properly documented throughout with full citations given whenever necessary; failure to do so would result in plagiarism which could affect their validity as well as potentially result in legal repercussions against those responsible.
When conducting an effective literature review one must ensure they remain impartial while still providing an unbiased opinion on all arguments presented within their sources; this means avoiding personal bias while maintaining objectivity at all times regardless of whether they agree or disagree with certain points made by authors included within their paper (it may be helpful here to include counterarguments). Additionally, once all materials have been gathered and organized appropriately there then follows a process whereby these materials are analyzed and synthesized into a cohesive report where trends among different opinions can then be compared against each other and conclusions drawn based upon those findings – this process should also account for any conflicting evidence found during research (if applicable). Finally, one should aim to summarize all major points derived from their literature review while keeping things concise yet comprehensive so as not produce overly long documents which can become difficult both understand and follow-through due their complexity; instead focus more on quality rather than quantity when presenting results since this will ensure accuracy whilst still demonstrating adequate knowledge regarding discussion topics covered throughout document itself.