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CEP 554: Research Methods in Applied Settings

Electronic Resources & Technology Librarian, Associate Professor

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Kieran Ayton
Adams Library Room 404
Subjects: Education

What is a Literature Review?

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A literature review is like a lighthouse. 


It shines light your topic and shows your reader what has already been written about it and where the missing gaps are. 


It lights your way to show you where your own study will fit into the existing body of knowledge.

Lit Review Excerpts: A Study of Symptom Reduction: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

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Mental Health Literature Review Excerpt


Previous Studies in Mental Health


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