Review Questions

Reflect on your understanding by working through these review questions.

  1. Where should you search for literature when planning a social research project?
  2. How can you tell whether something is worth reading in detail?
  3. What are the key issues in assessing the quality of online sources in literature reviews?
  4. What principles should you bear in mind when taking notes from reading?
  5. How do you know when to stop reading for a literature review?
  6. Where should a literature review be placed in a research report?
  7. Describe the purpose and some of the procedures used in carrying out systematic reviews. How do these reviews differ from conventional (non-systematic) reviews?