Literature Review Quiz (Answer Key) Sponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning of UIS
A successful literature review: a. b.
Synthesizes material from several sources on the same question/research topic. Assesses the state of existing knowledge on a topic by comparing studies in terms of assumptions about the research question, experimental method, data analysis, any conclusions drawn, and to raise questions for further research. Both a and b.
Answer: C The research checklist includes all of the following questions except which one? a. Do you have relevant sources? b. Are your sources from scholarly academic journals or books? c. Can you offer justification for using popular sources? d. Do you have enough paper to print your final project? Answer: D
Matching. Draw a line and match each phase with the corresponding steps. Phases will be used more than once. Analyze each source in terms of Description, Analysis, and Evaluation_____________
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Rhetorical context Issues Thesis Arguments Response
Synthesize and Organize______________________ Organize your comparisons in logical order. Have you found the bases of comparison by examining: Prewrite Checklist___________________________
The introduction should: a. Engage the reader in your topic b. State the issue (research question) c. Progressively narrow topic to specific lines of research d. State the thesis that expresses your assessment of the state of knowledge on the issue e. All of the Above Answer: E The body should: a. Describe and evaluate each study/source b. Contain meaningful headings/sub-headings that organize the paper c. Contain paragraphs that compare/contrast important factors d. All of the above
The conclusion should: a. Evaluate and summarize what researchers have shown b. Show strengths and weaknesses c. Provide questions for further study d. All of the above. Answer: D