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Type: Artigo
Title: Approaching literature review for academic purposes: the literature review checklist
Author: Leite, D.F.B.
Padilha, M.A.S.
Cecatti, J.G.
Abstract: A sophisticated literature review (LR) can result in a robust dissertation/thesis by scrutinizing the main problem examined by the academic study; anticipating research hypotheses, methods and results; and maintaining the interest of the audience in how the dissertation/thesis will provide solutions for the current gaps in a particular field. Unfortunately, little guidance is available on elaborating LRs, and writing an LR chapter is not a linear process. An LR translates students' abilities in information literacy, the language domain, and critical writing. Students in postgraduate programs should be systematically trained in these skills. Therefore, this paper discusses the purposes of LRs in dissertations and theses. Second, the paper considers five steps for developing a review: defining the main topic, searching the literature, analyzing the results, writing the review and reflecting on the writing. Ultimately, this study proposes a twelve-item LR checklist. By clearly stating the desired achievements, this checklist allows Masters and Ph.D. students to continuously assess their own progress in elaborating an LR. Institutions aiming to strengthen students' necessary skills in critical academic writing should also use this tool
Subject: Pesquisa bibliográfica
Country: Brasil
Editor: USP
Rights: Aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.6061/clinics/2019/e1403
Address: https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S1807-59322019000100318
Date Issue: 2019
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