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LTCY644: Writing Development and Instruction (Machado)

How to Curate High-Quality Literature for your Best Practice VoiceThread Session

High Quality?

What do we mean by high-quality literature?

Why do we need high-quality literature to complete this assignment?

The Information Pyramid

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Top of the Pyramid Sources

Literature Review is a comprehensive survey of the works published in a particular field of study or line of research, usually over a specific period of time, in the form of an in-depth, critical bibliographic essay or annotated list in which attention is drawn to the most significant works.

Also, we can define a literature review as the collected body of scholarly works related to a topic:

  • Summarizes and analyzes previous research relevant to a topic
  • Includes scholarly books and articles published in academic journals
  • Can be an specific scholarly paper or a section in a research paper

An empirical research article (original research) is an article which reports research based on actual observations or experiments. The researcher may have used quantitative methods, which generate numerical data and seek to establish causal relationships between two or more variables, or the researcher may have used qualitative methods, which objectively and critically analyze behaviors, beliefs, feelings, or values with few or no numerical data available for analysis.

systematic review answers a defined research question by collecting and summarizing all empirical evidence that fits pre-specified eligibility criteria.

meta-analysis is the use of statistical methods to summarize the results of independent studies. By combining information from all relevant studies, meta-analysis can provide more precise conclusions than an individual study.

Not all systematic reviews contain meta-analysis.