Answer these Reviewing the Literature MCQs and see how sharp is your knowledge of Reviewing the Literature.
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A. Being able to access important grey literature
B. Increasing the transparency of a review
C. Being able to reach older yet still important contributions
D. Enhancing creativity and intuition
A. To identify a particular type of publication
B. To broaden the scope of a search on a particular subject
C. To delineate the scope and depth of research results
D. To have a programme that can operate within the Google platform
A. To obtain print information that is available but difficult to access elsewhere
B. To access working papers ahead of print
C. To have experts to help
D. To identify adjacent material that might be of interest/use on a related topic
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E. All of these
A. The topic and scope clearly identified
B. A clear understanding of the relevant terms and concepts
C. Material from as far back as it is possible to obtain
D. Research conceptualized/reordered in such a way that new perspectives are generated
A. To learn from previous research in order to be in a position to ask focused questions
B. To provide a context for the research that is to be undertaken
C. To show volume of research that has been conducted on a particular topic
D. To clearly indicate what the new research will add to what is already known
A. When was the source created and last updated?
B. Is the source authoritative and therefore credible?
C. What motivations have led to the creation of the work?
D. Is there sufficient information/data/analysis offered to make the paper rigorous?
A. Be negative about the literature they read
B. Highlight the reasons why previous research was misguided or poorly conducted
C. Select literature they find easy to criticise
D. Evaluate the contribution of previous research in the light of a new research questions
A. What is the topic of the research?
B. How does this project relate to past research in the field?
C. What methodological approaches should be excluded?
D. Why a given body of literature is relevant to the research
A. It traces all the publications of a particular author over time.
B. It traces key authors of journal articles or books to previous or future related work in relation to a particular topic.
C. It traces articles on a particular topic from books as opposed to journal articles.
D. It calculates the impact factor for a journal.