2. Summarizing and reviewing the literature

  • 2.1. Summarizing

    Summarizing theories Synthesis Matrix A synthesis matrix is used to contrast theoretical perspectives on different issues (2-3, max. 4, different authors, traditions or papers). Think for example “Chomsky vs. Saussure’s linguistics” or “Krashen vs.

  • 2.2. Literature review

    Examples of literature reviews, research syntheses and meta-analyses