literature review

(noun) “[A] scholarly research step that entails identifying and studying all existing studies on a topic to create a basis for new research” (OpenStax College 2012).

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  • Plural: literature reviews

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OpenStax College. 2012. Approaches to Sociological Research. Connexions. June 12, 2012. (