The Role and Process of Literature Searching in the Preparation of a Research Synthesis


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This article describes the literature search process in conducting practice-based research synthses and provides practical guidance on how to conduct a comprehensive literature search. When conducting a practice-based research synthesis to evaluate the evidence for a given practice, this is interpreted to mean all previous research relating to the practice under investigation, the results of which may serve as evidence in favor of or opposing the practice. 26 Pages

Author: Patricia A. Cutspec, Shannon M. Lucas
Published: 2005