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POS 488: Practicum in Engaged Policy Studies II: Home

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Literature Reviews

A literature review brings together a range of relevant works on a topic, and is intended to:

  • explore compelling questions, problems, concepts, or issues that you would like to address
  • discover relationships between ideas
  • connect your ideas to existing literature on your research topic(s) 
  • demonstrate your knowledge of a topic
  • demonstrate your ability to critique and synthesize various strands of the conversation(s) taking place around your topic
  • identify research gaps, areas for further consideration, and/or disagreements in the literature

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