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A Relevant Literature Review

Without the basic moment of relevant literature, the foundation of a research will always be lacking. It consists in a thorough and critical look on existing materials which helps you to know where and how to situate your research. Since a prior review of relevant literature is very important, on what should it be based? How can a relevant literature itself be understood? What deceptive attitudes are to be avoided? What methodology is to be used while conducting a relevant literature review?

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A. The importance of a prior review of relevant literature depends on how the review itself is understood. Literature review is that academic activity that surveys articles, books, dissertations, conference proceedings, electronic sources etc. which are relevant to a particular topic and field. It is a very important moment in a research procedure because it provides a solid background and a comprehensive knowledge for the research, thereby giving the justification for the topic chosen. Without this basic moment, the foundation of the research will always be lacking. It consists in a thorough and critical look on existing materials which helps you to know where and how to situate your research. The said review has to provide you with the context needed for the research. When you examine and analyse the works that are already done in your area of interest, you give yourself the opportunity to master the area and be an ...

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Literature review is that academic activity that surveys articles, books, dissertations, conference proceedings, electronic sources etc. which are relevant to a particular topic and field. It is a very important moment in a research procedure because it provides a solid background and a comprehensive knowledge for the research, thereby giving the justification for the topic chosen. The importance of a prior review of relevant literature depends on how the review itself is understood.
A well conducted relevant literature review will be distinguished by a logical sequence of thoughts, current (take into considerations also the newer editions of the same book) and relevant sources, a proper and clear methodology, a chosen reference style and adequate terminology. All this has to be done in a persuasive, proficient and competent way for it to yield good results.

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