1 Read – Chapters, Journal Articles, and Research Blogs: Find top research articles to cite and enrich your reading with your ready-made bibliography of qualitative research from SAGE books, journals, and other credible sources. Use the discussion questions online to practice thinking critically about research.

21.1 Unreliable conclusions

Perhaps the most significant criticism of literature reviews is the probability of bias and for unreliable conclusions to be formulated. Taking up a critical perspective, this case study seeks to contribute an account of methodological and theoretical aspects underlying the process of literature examination:

Postăvaru, G., & Cramer, D. (2016). A case of methodological premises underlying literature reviews.In SAGE Research Methods Cases.

Q. How will you address the potential for bias and unreliable conclusions in your literature review? What criteria will you use to decide what to include and exclude?

21.2 Tips for literature reviews

For a brief set of tips on writing a literature review, visit the University of Toronto website – ‘Writing Advice’.

For more detailed advice, visit The Writing Center website.

Q. What key questions will you answer through your literature review and what skills will you seek to demonstrate?