Learning Objectives

3-1 Describe the role and purposes of the literature review in the research process.

3-2 Discuss the various sections of a literature review.

3-3 Compare and contrast the role of a literature review for qualitative and quantitative research studies.

3-4 Develop a literature review in a step-wise fashion.

3-5 Assess the various types of sources.

3-6 Analyze literature for quality.

3-7 Identify technological tools to support the literature review process.