Traditional reviews seek to critique existing research, provide an overview of the research, and/or contextualize a new study.
The exponential growth of research and enormity of the body of knowledge that has been accumulated in applied linguistics make the need for quality and reliable synthesis of the available research more pressing than ever.
This chapter discusses the procedures and best practices of each of the two approaches and concludes by making a comparison between the two approaches and proposing ways to integrate them.
, making it difficult for clinicians to keep abreast of the literature.
Essay Personal Influence - Traditional Literature Review