ERIC Number: ED415695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Literature Reviews: Obtaining Perspective.
The role of the literature review in a research project is discussed, in the context of classroom research on language teaching. The discussion is intended for teachers undertaking such research with little or no experience, and offers step-by-step guidelines for conducting and using a review of literature in second language learning. First, literature review is defined and its role at different stages in the research is discussed briefly. The initial general survey of literature is then described, with specific recommendations made for sources of information, including techniques for using computer-based networks and resources. Techniques are suggested for extracting relevant information from the sources found and for tailoring the references selected to the specific research project. Finally, principles for writing the review are identified. Contains eight references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Classroom Teachers and Classroom Research; see FL 024 999.