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Without using references, discuss how to go about doing a literature search. Include all details including keywords. How would you determine if a literature review was appropriate?

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1. Without using references, discuss how to go about doing a literature search. Include all details including keywords. How would you determine if a literature review was appropriate?

In order to know how to go about doing a literature search, you need to understand what literature review is and the purpose of a literature view. Once you know this, you will know what type of 'literature' to review that is relevant to your area of study. Choose your LITERATURE REVIEW topic. Often you have your broad topic chosen and then while researching the topic, you will find an area that needs further inquiry and then formulate a research question e.g., gap in the literature that needs further inquiry. What intervention is most the effective for major depressive? Search words would include the keywords related to your study e.g., "treatments for major depression," "major depression," " prevalence of major depression," "statistics on Major Depression," and so on. For general information of how to do a literature search, you might use search words such as "how to do literature search," "literature search and review," to name a couple.

The literature review will be a survey and discussion of the literature in your given area of study e.g., treatment for depression. Using this as an example, it is a concise overview of what has been studied, argued, and established about the treatment of depression, and will be organized chronologically or thematically. You would usually write the literature review in essay format (APA style).

Structure: You would organize and present your sources in terms of their overall relationship to your project e.g. treatment for depression. You might organize your review by the chronological date of the studies or by theme. For example, you might ...

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This solution discusses how to go about doing a literature search including keywords. It also discusses the purpose of a literature review, choosing a research question, organizing the literature review and how to determine if a literature review was appropriate.

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