n Journal of Public Administration - The purpose and relevance of a scientific literature review : a holistic approach to research
|Article Title||The purpose and relevance of a scientific literature review : a holistic approach to research|
|© Publisher:||South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM)|
|Journal||Journal of Public Administration|
|Author||T. Majam and F. Theron|
|Publication Date||Oct 2006|
|Pages||603 - 615|
This article addresses the need to carry out an effective and efficient literature review when conducting research of any kind. Its importance cannot be underestimated as it provides a review of a body of knowledge as well as a basis for the research undertaken. The purpose and importance of a literature review are considered before focussing on the strategy and procedure to be undertaken for reviewing literature. Finally emphasis is placed on useful guidelines to researchers / authors in ensuring a practical literature review. A holistic approach is called for in planning the research journey.
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