Secondary Research Literature Review


Secondary research or literature review refers to when researchers review the theories and results of original scientific research. More specifically, a literature review provides a detailed and purposeful summary of research that has already been conducted on a topic. A literature review may be used to identify trends and gaps in existing research. Alternatively, it may draw new connections across existing bodies of literature.


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