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The Importance of Literature Review

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Describe and emphasize the importance of the literature review. Is the literature review important to sound research or simply a formality? Why?

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This solution describes why the literature review process is important to research and academic writing and why it is especially important when conducting sound research, not just a formality of the process, and how it can help researchers when conducting experiments as well as when writing.

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Literature review is very important in academic and research writing because it makes available a description of the proposed subject as it relates to prior research statistics as well as providing a starting point for the new research to take place. 'A review of the literature is an essential part of your academic research project. The review is a careful examination of a body of literature pointing toward the answer to your research question' (The Review of Literature for Research). It also offers a way for the author to determine if his or her ...

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