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8 common problems with literature reviews and how to fix them

Haddaway, Neal (2020) 8 common problems with literature reviews and how to fix them. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (19 Oct 2020). Blog Entry.

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Literature reviews are an integral part of the process and communication of scientific research. Whilst systematic reviews have become regarded as the highest standard of evidence synthesis, many literature reviews fall short of these standards and may end up presenting biased or incorrect conclusions. In this post, Neal Haddaway highlights 8 common problems with literature review methods, provides examples for each and provides practical solutions for ways to mitigate them.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 11:24
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:53

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