To be able to write a good literature review, you need to be able to read critically. Below are some tips that will help you evaluate the sources for your paper.
Reading critically (summary from How to Read Academic Texts Critically)
Criteria to evaluate sources:
Authority: Who is the author? what is his/her credentials--what university he/she is affliliated? Is his/her area of expertise?
Usefulness: How this source related to your topic? How current or relevant it is to your topic?
Reliability: Does the information comes from a reliable, trusted source such as an academic journal?
A good literature review evaluates a wide variety of sources (academic articles, scholarly books, government/NGO reports). It also evaluates literature reviews that study similar topics. This page offers you a list of resources and tips on how to evaluate the sources that you may use to write your review.
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