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Introduction
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Productive reading
Writing effectively
Arguing convincingly
Mapping your field
Literature reviewing
Features of a 'good' literature review
What is a literature review?
Generic questions for a literature review
Reviewing the literature systematically
Developing proposals
Features of a 'good' literature review 

 

You may already have a set of beliefs about what constitutes a 'good' literature review.  Rank the following words in relation to how important you think they are in a literature review. (1 being the most important and 20 being the least important).

 

RANK

Unbiased

 

Accurately referenced

 

Critical

 

Systematic

 

Comprehensive

 

Rigorous

 

Exploratory

 

Clearly expressed

 

Informative

 

Balanced

 

Insightful

 

Standardised

 

Collaborative

 

Focused

 

Inclusive         

 

Explicit

 

Transparent

 

Coherent

 

Evaluative

 

Are there any words that you particularly object to? Why?

You may wish to return to this list once you have completed the other activities in this section.

To download and use this document - click on the word document here 

 

The text on this page was created by Professor David Denyer, Professor of Organizational Change, Cranfield School of Management.