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Anthropology & Archaeology: Literature Matrix

Literature Review Matrix: Section One

This section helps you analyze each individual article for its research question(s); method(s); results; and conclusions. It also enables you to evaluate it for its strengths and limitations and identify its themes before you attempt to connect it to other research.

Literature Matrix 1

 

Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Article 4 Article 5

Research Question

 

         

Method(s)

 

         

Results and

Conclusions

         

Your Evaluation: Strengths,

Limitations, Relevance

to your Research

         
Themes(s)          

Literature Matrix 2

This part helps you visually connect the themes and identify disparate themes so that you can begin to synthesize established knowledge on your topic and identify alternative points of view on the topic and speak to why those might exist.

Literature Matrix 2
  Theme Theme Theme Theme

Article 1:

 

       

Article 2:

 

       

Article 3:

 

       

Article 4:

 

       

Article 5:

 

       

Organize Your Articles

A literature review matrix serves to help you visually organize your thoughts on an article.

This is only one option of many that can help you organize your thoughts; you can easily change the first section to reflect your discipline

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