Lit review techniques — Babbie

When reading I need to keep certain questions in mind:

-What is the overarching theory the author is ascribing to?
-What are the dependent and independent variables?
-What is the causal story?
-What was the method of data collection?
-etc.

These will help me focus my review and not get bogged down in the technical jargon. It will also help me think about how I will go about my own research. Will I use similar methods or will I use something different? Why?

 

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~ by Abraham on 15 January 2011.

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