Chapter 3 Critical Reflections of Academic Literature
Published: September 2016
Component type: chapter
Published in: Research Methods for Accounting and Finance
Parent DOI: 10.23912/978-1-910158-88-3-3090
This chapter provides insights on what a literature review entails. It highlights the need for acknowledging and providing a critical analysis of the findings of prior related studies which then serve as the foundation on which your study will be constructed. Some of the major sources for obtaining academic literature and the processes involved in identifying and selecting literature are outlined. The chapter also provides some important guidelines for how to make the literature review a product of critical reflection and not just a descriptive summary of prior studies. It further stresses the importance of coherence, conciseness, careful reasoning and clarity of argument.
- Anthony Kyiu, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
- Nana Abena Kwansa, Heriot-Watt University (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9307-5471
- Audrey Paterson, Heriot-Watt University (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6775-1840
- Norin Arshed, Heriot-Watt University (Author) http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1041-0022
- Mike Danson, Heriot-Watt University (Author)
For the source title:
- Audrey Paterson, Heriot-Watt University, UK (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9307-5471
- David Leung, Coventry University, UK (Editor)
- William (Bill) Jackson, Heriot-Watt University, UK (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8384-3032
- Robert MacIntosh, Heriot-Watt University, UK (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7333-0201
- Kevin D O'Gorman, Heriot-Watt University, UK (Editor) http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6239-6619
Kyiu, Kwansa, Paterson, Arshed & Danson, 2016
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