Research Methods: Doing a literature review

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How to read effectively

At an early stage in the development of your research question it is essential to explore the literature to find out what kind of research has already been carried out and to identify relevant theoretical perspectives. This early reading will help you to develop and refine the focus for your research and to frame your research question. Once this is established, your research question then needs to provide a focus to direct your reading.