Analyzing the past to prepare for the future: writing a literature review

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Analyzing the past to prepare for the future: writing a literature review
Authors: Jane Webster, Richard T. Watson
Citation: MIS Quarterly 26 (2): xiii-xxiii. 2002
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Link(s): http://intranet.business-science-institute.com/pluginfile.php/247/course/summary/Webster%20%20Watson.pdf
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Analyzing the past to prepare for the future: writing a literature review is an editorial about writing a literature review

[edit] Recommendations

  1. Beginning the article
  2. Identifying the relevant literature
    1. Search bibliographic databases by keyword
    2. Scan leading journals table of content.
    3. Go backward in looking at citations in the articles
    4. Go forward by using Web of Science (This can now also be done by, e.g., Google Scholar)
  3. Structuring the review
  4. Tone
  5. Tense
  6. Theoretical Development in Your Article
  7. Evaluating Your Theory
  8. Creating Your Discussion and Conclusions

[edit] External links

  1. Chitu Okoli, Webster and Watson 2002: Analyzing the Past to Prepare for the Future: Writing a Literature Review.
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