On 5th of April, Med Research Team held a workshop on Literature review principals.
Literature reviews are designed to provide an overview of sources you have explored while researching a particular topic and to demonstrate to your readers how your research fits within a larger field of study.
On the workshop, the lecturers focused on essential topics concerning Literature review covering topics such as:
- Brief look to scientific research in general and reviews in particular
- Introduction to scientific review: narrative and systematic
- Methodology of conducting reviews
- Misconceptions on literature review
- Plagiarism in reviews
- Search for articles: principals and tips
- Practical example
The purpose of a literature review is to:
- Place each work in the context of its contribution to understanding the research problem being studied.
- Describe the relationship of each work to the others under consideration.
- Identify new ways to interpret prior research.
- Reveal any gaps that exist in the literature.
- Resolve conflicts amongst seemingly contradictory previous studies.
- Identify areas of prior scholarship to prevent duplication of effort.
- Point the way in fulfilling a need for additional research.
- Locate your own research within the context of existing literature
lecturers in order of lectures:
Amjad Soltany, MD
Mariana Haydar, MD