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Systematic Reviews: Literature Review

A Synthesis and Evaluation of existing evidence

Literature Review

Literature Review:

  • Explanation: A literature review is a critical evaluation and synthesis of existing literature on a particular topic or research question. It aims to provide an overview of the current state of knowledge, identify gaps or inconsistencies in the literature, and suggest directions for future research. Literature reviews may be narrative in nature, meaning they provide a qualitative summary of the literature, or systematic, meaning they follow a structured and replicable methodology to identify, evaluate, and synthesize the literature.
  • methodologies,
  • objectives, and
  • applications.

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