Three Definitions Of Literature Review

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1. Advance three definitions to the term “literature review”.

The three definitions to the term “literature review” are:

A literature review also known as literature survey is an evaluative report of information found in the literature related to the researcher’s selected area of study (Jesson, Matheson & Lacey, 2011).

“A literature review is an objective, thorough summary and critical analysis of the relevant available research and non-research literature on the topic being studied.” (Cronin, Ryan, & Coughlan, 2008).

Literature review is a “critical analysis of a segment of a published body of knowledge through summary, classification, and comparison of prior research studies, reviews of literature, and theoretical article” (Jafari & Kaufman,
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Books ii. Journals iii. Reports iv. Research dissertations and theses

4. From the research topic you chose in ISARS 101, Module 3, write a brief literature review of not more than 500 words.

Research Topic: Extent of utilisation of portal disseminated information for learning purposes by the students of Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi

Literature Review

Portal is a relatively recent phenomenon. Tella, Bashorun and Adu (2012) in a study on the impact of web portals on e-learning refer to portal as a collection of information and services of an enterprise or a community accessible to members through a single, secure and customizable
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Web portals have great advantages in information generation, processing and accessibility to information on demand. Students have the advantage of visiting websites to obtain readily available academic-related information via internet. Portal leverages digital information for communication and other in-house operations, giving students access to academic information resources from anywhere and at any time. Student or campus portal is being used as supplementary to pass across information to learners
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