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Literature Review: an Overview for Graduate Students

Begin with a Synthesis Matrix

As you read, you'll encounter various ideas, disagreements, methods, and perspectives which can be hard to organize in a meaningful way.

A synthesis matrix helps you record the main points of each source and document how sources relate to each other.

Sample literature review

Tip Sheet

Examples of Matrix Summaries

These examples will be helpful to upper-level students in social & behavioral sciences .

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