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Literature Review: A survey of information found in scholarly articles, books, and other literature related to an area of study. A presentation of references on a given topic, found through a carefully structured clinical question and in-depth research. 

  • Describes, summarizes, evaluates and clarifies prior research.
  • Not only summarizes other research, also examines the relationship.
  • Determines what has already been investigated, identifies potential relationships, defines key concepts, and relates to research already completed.
  • Considers different disciplines topic may cover.

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