This handout will explain what literature reviews are and offer insights into the form and construction of literature reviews in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. And a review does not necessarily mean that your reader wants you to give your personal opinion on whether or not you liked these sources. A literature review discusses published information in a particular subject area, and sometimes information in a particular subject area within a certain time period. A literature review can be just a simple summary of the sources, but it usually has an organizational pattern and combines both summary and synthesis. A summary is a recap of the important information of the source, but a synthesis is a re-organization, or a reshuffling, of that information. It might give a new interpretation of old material or combine new with old interpretations.
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A literature review is a summary of studies related to a particular area of research. It identifies and summarizes all the relevant research conducted on a particular topic. It is important that your literature review is focused. Therefore, you should choose a limited number of studies that are central to your topic rather than trying to collect a wide range of studies that might not be closely connected. There are many benefits to presenting literature reviews in the introduction and discussion sections of your manuscripts. However, there are differences in how you can present literature reviews in each section.
Chapter 2: What is a Literature Review?
Members of the Community Police Review Board, the Lawrence Police Department and city staff discuss issues raised by a community survey at the board's meeting April 23, Based on community survey responses, the Community Police Review Board will be considering several issues as it continues to draft changes to provide oversight of complaints against police, including whether the board can play a more active role in complaint investigations. As part of its meeting Thursday evening, the board discussed the more than survey responses it received regarding proposed changes to the ordinance. The survey asked multichoice questions, but also provided space for respondents to leave comments to explain their responses.
Early childhood classrooms are a place for young children to learn, grow, build friendships and have fun. One way that children can do all of these things at once is through play. It is through play that children can learn about themselves, and their environment, as well as academic skills, such as math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. It is up to the teachers and other educators to set up the learning environment so that it is welcoming for the children to interact with one another while inquiring about the materials they are given. Through this process of hands-on play based learning, children can develop the skills necessary to succeed in school and their everyday lives if given the opportunities to explore.