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To save the research literature, get rid of the literature review

Phelps, Richard P. (2018) To save the research literature, get rid of the literature review. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (12 Jun 2018). Website.

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Abstract

The literature review is a staple of the scholarly article. It allows authors to summarise previous work in the field and highlight what makes their own contribution an original or novel one. But when those previous studies are misrepresented by an author, or even dismissed altogether amid claims of a "paucity of research", isn't the knowledge base in fact degraded rather than preserved? Richard P. Phelps argues that, given the difficulty of verifying an author’s claims during peer review, it is best that journals drop the requirement for a literature review in scholarly articles.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 10:01
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2020 00:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90746

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