Writing a Literature Review

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  • Mahendra Kumar Budhathoki Bishwa Bhasha Campus, Exhibition Road, TU, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/cognition.v3i1.55639

Keywords:

Literature review, research synthesis, research gap, knowledge contribution

Abstract

Literature review or research synthesis is an essential component in research field. Novice and student researchers usually take it as a required burden in research, and present haphazardly under sub-topics in research. There is the problem of application and correlating LR with their studies. The main purpose of this paper is to present introduction of LR/research synthesis, its functions and methods in research. LR/research synthesis consists of searching relevant literature, discussing the findings and evidence, correlating the individual studies, interpreting critically, and synthesizing them to build an argument for future research. It is a review article based on qualitative research, but not based on primary data. This paper contributes to answer the questions of writing a LR or synthesis paper, and becomes a useful reference material to novice and student researchers of higher education.

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Author Biography

Mahendra Kumar Budhathoki, Bishwa Bhasha Campus, Exhibition Road, TU, Nepal

Asst. Professor of English

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Published

2021-01-30

How to Cite

Budhathoki, M. K. (2021). Writing a Literature Review . Cognition, 3(1), 54–62. https://doi.org/10.3126/cognition.v3i1.55639

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