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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Preparing a Literature Review

Most projects involve the preparation of a literature review which involves reading an existing literature and then presenting your reviews on the topic. Here it is to be considered that your review should cover all relevant points of your study or the scope of project. 
Again I'd like to inform you that literature review isn't copy pasting of the text from a research paper (most, including me have done this many times) or typing the text in a passive tone rather it is the process of extracting relevant data contextual to your requirements. 

Here are a few of my experiences and tricks that I'd like to share:
  1. Keep it small: It isn't necessary that the review should be big enough to leave an impact, often the quality over quantity is appreciated. 
  2. Avoid Plagiarism: Taking the words as it is from the journal or any published material isn't ethical and decreases the value of your content. 
  3. Give citations: These are the like button of any research project, if you refer anyone's work then be sure to cite and appreciate their efforts. 
  4. Structure your content: Its easier to understand and also looks good

I could have said more but Here is a preview from the literature review that I prepared for DHS:

Thanks for Reading!

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