Literature reviews are common in most social scientific and scientific disciplines. They essentially summarize the previous research that has been done on a particular issue, pointing out agreements and disagreements as well as indicating where further study is needed.
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For a short video on the literature review
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For a longer but very informative explanation, see the two brilliant videos by "Smart Student."
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