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Keary, Estella and Byrne, Michael and Lawton, Aoife (2012) How to conduct a literature review. The Irish Psychologist , 38 , (9-10) , pp. 239-245.

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A literature review provides a basis for consolidating research findings within a specific area into a cohesive document that gives a clear indication of current progress, limitations and future directions of the research stream. It allows practitioners and researchers alike to keep abreast of the latest research findings (e.g., on evidence-based therapeutic interventions).

The aim of this paper is to provide a practical overview of how to conduct and write up a literature review. Further to discussing the practicalities of how to carry out a literature search, the structure and methodology of a review article are considered. Finally, the subjects of formatting and publication are examined.

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Publication Type
Irish-related, Guideline, Article
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All substances
July 2012
Page Range
pp. 239-245
The Psychological Society of Ireland
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HRB (Electronic Only)

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