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Literature Review - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    A literature review is a written summary of the findings of a literature ________
    • search
    • review
    • proposal

    Explanation
    A literature review is a written summary of the findings of a literature search. It involves conducting a thorough search of existing literature on a specific topic, gathering relevant information, and summarizing the key findings and arguments of the existing research. This helps to identify the current state of knowledge on the topic, gaps in the existing research, and areas for future investigation. Overall, a literature review is an important step in the research process that allows researchers to build upon existing knowledge and contribute to the field.

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  • 2. 

    In the powerpoint we indicate there are three key aspects to a literature review : summarising, synthesising and ______________
    • referencing
    • citing
    • paraphrasing
    • evaluating

    Explanation
    In the context of a literature review, evaluating refers to critically analyzing and assessing the quality, relevance, and credibility of the sources used. It involves examining the strengths and weaknesses of the literature, identifying any gaps or inconsistencies, and determining the overall value and significance of the information. By evaluating the literature, researchers can ensure that they are using reliable and trustworthy sources to support their arguments and contribute to the existing knowledge on the topic.

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  • 3. 

    Your literature review is a list of all the work published on your topic and who argues what. True or False? 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    A literature review is not just a list of all the work published on a topic and who argues what. It involves critically analyzing and synthesizing the existing literature to identify the gaps, trends, and patterns in the research. A literature review also includes a summary and evaluation of the key arguments, theories, and methodologies used by different authors. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 4. 

    There are different ways to organise your literature review. Tick all which apply

    • A.

      Chronologically

    • B.

      Thematically

    • C.

      Methodologically

    • D.

      Anyway that makes sense to me; it's my work!

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Chronologically
    B. Thematically
    C. Methodologically
    D. Anyway that makes sense to me; it's my work!
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Chronologically, Thematically, Methodologically, Anyway that makes sense to me; it's my work!

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  • 5. 

    A visual ______ map might help you plan the structure of the literature review

    Correct Answer(s)
    mind
    Explanation
    A visual mind map might help you plan the structure of the literature review because it allows you to visually organize and connect different ideas and concepts. It helps in brainstorming and generating new ideas, making it easier to see the relationships between different sources and themes. By creating a mind map, you can easily identify the main points and subtopics that need to be included in the literature review, ensuring a logical and organized structure for your research.

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  • 6. 

    When you are referencing correctly you will probably have an in-_____ citation and a bibliography/reference list. (although this might depend on which referencing style you are using!)

    Correct Answer(s)
    text
    Explanation
    When you are referencing correctly you will probably have an in-text citation and a bibliography/reference list. This means that within the text of your writing, you will include a brief citation that indicates the source of the information you are referencing. Additionally, at the end of your work, you will include a list of all the sources you cited in your text. The specific format and style of the citation and reference list may vary depending on the referencing style you are using.

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