Workshop for Literature Review. What is a Literature Review It is an evaluation and comparison of various pieces of research. It shows the reader what:

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Workshop for Literature Review </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> What is a Literature Review It is an evaluation and comparison of various pieces of research. It shows the reader what: previous research has been done in your field, critiques previous methodology, evaluates prior studies to show information gap which will be filled with your own research. </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> Why do a Literature Review Avoid making the same mistakes as others Carry on where others have reached Increase your breath of knowledge in your subject area Identify key works, information and needs in your area Identify and learn terminology Position your own work in context </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> Identify opposing views Demonstrate that you can access research in the field Identify methods relevant to your research Identify studies that are worth replicating or improving Find experts in your field in whom you could contact. Source : http://www.flinders.edu.au/slc_files/Documents/Blue%20Guides/Literature%20Review.pdf </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> What is a critical Review? The common misconception is that a critical review needs to be a negative criticism of an article. A critical review requires you to question the information and opinions in an article and present your own evaluation or judgement of it. What do we mean by evaluation or judgement? We are asking you to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the article you have chosen. This is usually based on specific criteria such as the significance of the study and its contribution to the field or the research methodology that was used. </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> Example of a critical review For an example exert see this website https://student.unsw.edu.au/sample-extracts </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Journal Article Analysis 1.Find and select a journal article published in 2010, 2011 or 2012 on a subject matter of (i) emotions at work, (ii) emotional intelligence, (iii) values or (iv) motivation. 2.A suitable journal article: Is a Research paper (ie. Not a literature review or a metadata report) Is peer reviewed Has been cited by other researchers Has in-text references and reference list (or bibliography) Has quantitative or qualitative data Is of a reasonable length (at least 8 pages long) </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> 3. Read the article in detail and note the key themes. What is the author proposing / hypothesising / researching? How has the research been conducted? What are the key findings? </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> 4.Critically evaluate the article Clarity of ideas - Has the author(s) presented their case clearly? How have the data and findings been obtained? Is the integrity of the method acceptable, repeatable, etc? Adequacy of literature review - Have other reputable texts been evaluated? Are there evidence of claims? Are there limitations or bias? Contribution to theory Are there new discoveries? Does it reinforce current thought? Does it contradict current thought? </li></ul>

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