The Literature Matrix

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By Jim Goes and Marilyn Simon

The hallmark of a strong, thorough, and sophisticated literature review is a well-organized presentation of the breadth and depth of the important literature on a problem or topic.  Dissertation committees and other readers want to understand the scope and organization of topics that support your review. They also look for depth of inquiry into the literature, and how your research will fit with and extend current understanding of the problem or topic.

One important tool to help communicate the breadth and depth of your review is to use a visual Chart of Research or Literature Matrix…

 

Read more on the Dissertation Recipes website…

Mapping the Literature: The Literature Matrix

 

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