ARTICLE REVIEW OF RANDOLPH (2006) ‘A GUIDE TO WRITING THE DISSERTATION LITERATURE REVIEW
The main purpose of this review of the article is to analyze critically to what extent the author has been successful in capturing the essence of literature review by addressing the key issues like: how faulty literature review leads to derail of a dissertation; how to write high-quality dissertation literature review; purpose of writing literature review; taxonomy of literature review; steps to conduct literature review; common mistakes and framework for the self-evaluation of a literature review. The researcher used Cooper’s (1988) taxonomy of literature reviews (CTLR) as methodological tool to critically review the claims of the author. The researcher found the article an interesting and useful work of the author in providing guidelines about writing literature reviews. The findings support most of the claims of the author regarding the guidelines provided. The author’ discourse on the topic found to be consistent and engaging except a few points which still demand more clarity to understand, which opens new space for writers to develop a comprehensive framework like using an integrative framework of literature review.
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