How to do (or not to do) a critical literature review

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Jesson, Jill K. ; Lacey, Fiona M. (2006)
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    acm: GeneralLiterature_REFERENCE(e.g.,dictionaries,encyclopedias,glossaries) | ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION

More and more students are required to perform a critical literature review as part of their undergraduate or postgraduate studies. Whilst most of the latest research methods textbooks advise how to do a literature search, very few cover the literature review. This paper covers two types of review: a critical literature review and a systematic review.
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