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Public Policy 633: Qualitative Research Methods

Resources to help create literature reviews for qualitative research projects

Writing a Literature Review

Notice the way literature reviews are done in scholarly articles. Often literature reviews :

  • are arranged thematically 
  • cite key sources
  • synthesize arguments and debates
  • make a statement about what the literature has covered or not
  • conclude with a set of questions that have emerged from the review

Books on Writing a Lit Review


A selection of just some of the many books available on writing literature reviews. Search Mirlyn to find more.