Value of Literature Review

September 12, 2019


Related imageDoing a careful and thorough literature review is essential when you write about research at any level. It is basic homework that is assumed to have been done vigilantly, and a given fact in all research papers. By providing one, usually offered in your introduction before you reach your thesis statement, you are telling your reader that you have not neglected the basics of research.

It not only surveys what research has been done in the past on your topic, but it also appraises, encapsulates, compares and contrasts, and correlates various scholarly books, research articles, and other relevant sources that are directly related to your current research. Given the fundamental nature of providing one, your research paper will be not considered seriously if it is lacking one at the beginning of your paper.

The following are reasons how literature review adds value and legitimacy to the study:

The literature review provides the interpretation of Existing literature in the light of Updated developments in the field; this helps in establishing the consistency in knowledge and relevancy of existing materials.

The progress of knowledge in the field is mapped and how the dialectics of contradictions between various thoughts within the field helped establish facts is Indicate during the course of reviewing the literature. This helps in calculating the impact of the latest information in the field.
The literature is primarily scrutinized to identify gaps in the knowledge of the field source. This gap is further explored during research to establish the Latest facts or theories that Provide value to the field.
The concept of conducting a scientific and systematic study necessitates observation of existing knowledge, thus, facilitating the need for literature review.and  also helps in indicate the current study’s place in the schema of the field.

Conclusion:
The literature review also checks the study by providing information on its relevancy and coherency to the existing knowledge and methods in research, In turn, it establishes the author’s expertise in the field and provides legitimacy to carry forward the wisdom of the area using scientific and systematic methods. The literature review while elucidating the continuance of knowledge, also points out areas that require further Examination and hence, aid as a starting point for future research.
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