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Literature review

Citation: Ryan, J., Wang, Y., & Lin, A.M.Y. (2022). Literature review. In Guerney, L., Wang, Y., & Barnard, R. (Eds.), Narratives of qualitative PhD research identities: Languages and cultures in transition (pp. 52-65). Abingdon, England: Routledge..

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Recognising that every PhD is different, the authors discuss three ways to find one’s voice when constructing a literature review. Ryan adopted an interdisciplinary stance, where he compared and contrasted the meanings of key concepts across a range of academic disciplines before arriving at his own definitions. By contrast, Wang began by reading deeply within the specific topic of her thesis, and attempting to find her own critical voice. Lin suggests a reflexive approach in which the candidate and their supervisors share and enrich each other’s cultural capital; this should lead to the candidate finding their own voice and eventually becoming a legitimate participant in the academic community of practice.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics > P Philology. Linguistics
Divisions: Corporate > Research Office
Depositing User: Jonathon Ryan
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2023 00:10
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2023 10:25

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