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On the attributes of a critical literature review

Saunders, MNK and Rojon, C (2011) On the attributes of a critical literature review Coaching: An International Journal, 4 (2). pp. 156-162.

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Exploring and evaluating findings from previous research is an essential aspect of all research projects enabling the work to be set in the context of what is known and what is not known. This necessitates a critical review of the literature in which existing research is discussed and evaluated, thereby contextualising and justifying the project. In this research note we consider what is understood by being critical when reviewing prior to outlining the key attributes of a critical literature review. We conclude with a summary checklist to help ensure a literature review is critical.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Saunders, MNK
Rojon, C
Date : 25 July 2011
DOI : 10.1080/17521882.2011.596485
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 20 Oct 2011 13:01
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:10

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