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Writing a psychology literature review

WRITING A PSYCHOLOGY LITERATURE REVIEW
GERALD
INTERCOAST COLLEGE, WEST COVINA,CA

There are two main approaches to a literature review in psychology.

One approach is to choose an area of research, read all the relevant studies, and organize them in a meaningful way. An example of an organizing theme is a conflict or controversy in the area, where you might first discuss the studies that support one side, then discuss the studies that support the other side.

Another approach is to choose an organizing theme or a point that you want to make, then select your studies accordingly.

Regardless of how you decide to organize your literature review, it will have two purposes:

(1) to thoroughly describe work done on a specific area of research and

(2) to evaluate this work.

Both the descriptive and evaluative elements are important parts of the review. You can't do one or the other. If you just describe past research without evaluating it, you are merely summarizing information without digesting it. If you just discuss recent theories in an area without describing the work done to test those theories, then your arguments lack supporting empirical evidence.

Literature Review
Julia
Intercoast Colleges, West Covina, CA

There are two main approaches to a literature review in psychology One approach is to choose an area of research, read all the relevant studies, and organize them in a meaningful way. An example of an organizing theme is a conflict or controversy in the area, where you might first discuss the studies that support one side, then discuss the studies that support the other side.

Literature Review
Amber Jackson
Intercoast college, West Covina, Ca

This article is a good resource for students taking psychology. Researching and evalualating the information is very important. You have to separate from what's old and up-to-date information.Choosing a well researched topic helps a lot too.

Writing a psychology literature review
Nancy Guzman
Intercoast college, West Covina, CA

There are two main approaches to a literature review in psychology. One approach is to choose an area of research, read all the relevant studies, and organize them in a meaningful way. Another approach is to choose an organizing theme or a point that you want to make, then select your studies accordingly. The two main purposes are to thoroughly describe work done on a specific area of research and to evaluate this work.


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