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ESI 6891 - IEMS Research Methods: Literature Reviews

Conducting a Literature Review

Information Literacy Module 

Conducting a Literature Review for Pathways Online Workshop (Corinne Bishop)

  • Learn about the purpose of literature.
  • Learn about the difference between a literature review and an annotated bibliography.
  • Learn about the steps used in conducting a literature review.

Systematic Literature Review

Systematic Literature Reviews

In: The SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Management Research  Edited by: Richard Thorpe & Robin Holt  Published:2008

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9780857020109.n103

Definition

Systematic literature reviews (SLRs) are methods for making sense of large volumes of information. They are used to interpret this information in order to explain ‘what works’ and ‘what does not work’ when exploring specific research themes, social policy or practical issues (Petticrew and Roberts, 2006). SLRs are designed to identify existing gaps in a field of research and to make recommendations for closing…

Examples of Systematic Literature Reviews

R. Sharma, S. S. Kamble, A. Gunasekaran, V. Kumar, and A. Kumar, “A systematic literature review on machine learning applications for       sustainable agriculture supply chain performance,” Computers & Operations Research, vol. 119, p. 104926, Jul. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.cor.2020.104926.

A. Tandon, A. Dhir, A. K. M. N. Islam, and M. Mäntymäki, “Blockchain in healthcare: A systematic literature review, synthesizing framework and future research agenda,” Computers in Industry, vol. 122, p. 103290, Nov. 2020, doi: 10.1016/j.compind.2020.103290.

K. S. Muhs, W. Karwowski, and D. Kern, “Temporal variability in human performance: A systematic literature review,” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, vol. 64, pp. 31–50, Mar. 2018, doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2017.10.002.

M. Sony, J. Antony, S. Park, and M. Mutingi, “Key criticisms of six sigma: a systematic literature review,” IEEE Trans. Eng. Manage., vol. 67, no. 3, pp. 950–962, Aug. 2020, DOI: 10.1109/TEM.2018.2889517