AbstractLiterature reviews often resemble funnels. They begin with a broad theoretical frame and gradually narrow towards specific concepts about which the author/s systematically inquire. Students need to understand the composition of a literature review before they tackle crafting one. Annotating scholarly works and then deconstructing the literature reviews,...
- Subject Area(s):
- Research Methods
- Resource Type(s):
- Assignment, Class Activity
- Class Level(s):
- Any Level
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Usage NotesSee attached.
Learning Goals and Assessments
- 1. Annotate at least two (and up to four) peer-reviewed journal articles within one subfield.
- 2. Evaluate the literature reviews of two of the annotated peer-reviewed journal articles to recognize the components of its analytic funnel.
- 3. Compare the funnels across two articles to recognize that there are multiple ways to construct a cohesive literature review that moves from broad ideas to specific concepts.
- 1. The produced annotations include both summary and analysis of the articles.
- 2. Students render visible the funnels of the literature reviews by creating a concept map and written narration of the movement from a theoretical framework to more specific concepts.
- 3. Written paragraphs explicitly discuss the similarities and differences across the literature reviews they deconstructed, recognizing how authors can develop diverse pathways to inquire within one subfield.