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What Does it Mean to Read Literature Critically

What does it mean to read literature critically? What critical elements should be examined when reading literature? Why is reading literature critical for researchers?

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To read literature critically means to determine the worth of the literature, and to not automatically take the content at face value. It is important to realize the strengths and weaknesses of the literature. This method also helps you understand the subject better, since you are able to analyze the information in a more discerning manner.

When reviewing literature certain elements are important to review. First, you must determine if the literature is from a primary source (original research) or secondary source (one which reviews or summarizes primary literature). ...

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The solution discusses what it means to read literature critically, the elements to be examined, and why this is an important task for researchers. Helpful link is included.