Critical analysis is a crucial part of the literature review process, so it is important to understand their unique roles and impacts. How are these concepts different from one another, and how do they contribute to research development?
To prepare for this Discussion
Consider the difference between reviewing the literature and creating a literature review, including how the process of synthesizing your understanding can impact both the literature review and your personal research philosophy.
For this Discussion, locate a current business research study (within the last 5 years) from the Walden Library, and determine whether it is viable and substantive enough for inclusion in a literature review.
Post an evaluation of critical analysis within the context of a literature review, using your selected business research study as evidence for your assertions. Your evaluation should include the following:
- Briefly describe the study’s key components, such as purpose, problem, framework, and findings.
- Assess the study’s viability within a literature review, including characteristics like current knowledge, substantive data, and relevance. Be sure to include supportive examples.
- Explain how critical analysis of the literature on your topic (problem/phenomenon) can inform your view of the problem and your ultimate research philosophy. Be sure to include supportive examples.
Be sure to support your work with a minimum of two specific citations from this week’s Learning Resources and at least one additional scholarly source.