Writing the Review of Literature in a Thesis

  • A. M. Quraishi


  • Literature review is the search and critical appraisal of existing literature on a topic.

  • It helps in formulating a research question after finding a knowledge gap.

  • The research topic provides the roadmap to literature search.

  • Literature search sources are scanned with the help of search tools.

  • The retrieved data is put through the sieve of PICO format to shortlist articles.

  • The literature is critically appraised analysed and synthesised.

  • The results are compared and contrasted.

  • The literature review is organised and written systematically.

  • The knowledge gaps are highlighted and scope for future research brought out.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. M. Quraishi
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  1. 1.Department of SurgeryGovernment Medical CollegeNagpurIndia

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