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Analyze Results

Analyze Results

Analysis should lead to insight. This is how you will contribute to the field. 

  • Analysis requires that you have an approach or a point of view to evaluate the material you found.
  • Are there gaps in the literature?
  • Where has significant research taken place, and who has done it?
  • Is there consensus or debate on this topic?
  • Which methodological approaches work best?

Analysis is the part of the literature review process where you justify why your research is needed, how others have not addressed it, and/or how your research advances the field.

Tips for Writing a Literature Review

Though this video is titled "Tips for Writing a Literature Review," the ideas expressed relate to being focused on the research topic and building a strong case, which is also part of the analysis phase.

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