Literature Review for Qualitative Research

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Watcharin Intaprom


This academic article had the objective to present the benefits and importance of literature review for qualitative research. The literature review was found very important to the qualitative research as it could be useful for various parts of the research for example, background, problems, questions, objectives, assumption, conceptual frameworks, scopes of research, research tools, data analysis, result discussion, suggestion, etc. The literature review was especially important to the development of conceptual frameworks and qualitative data analysis as the interpretation was required by the researcher, each of which obtained most knowledge of related research topic for interpretation from experience and literature review.The utility and significance of literature review for important qualitative research are development of analytical framework or conceptual framework of research. And most importantly, the literature review will enable researchers to have knowledge that can be used to analyze quality data collected correctly and reliably because the data analysis of qualitative research relies mainly on interpretation and content analysis.


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