Literature review writing: a study of information selection from cited papers / Kokil Jaidka, Christopher Khoo and Jin-Cheon Na

Jaidka, Kokil Jaidka and Khoo, Christopher Khoo and Na, Jin-Cheon Na (2011) Literature review writing: a study of information selection from cited papers / Kokil Jaidka, Christopher Khoo and Jin-Cheon Na. In: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference On Library & Information Education & Practice 2011 (A-LIEP2011), 22-24 June 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of a small study of how researchers select and edit research information from cited papers to include in a literature review. This is part of a bigger content analysis and linguistic analysis of literature reviews. This study aims to answer the following questions: where do authors select information from the cited papers (e.g., Abstract, Introduction, Conclusion section, etc.)? What types of information do they select (e.g., research objectives, results, etc.), and How do they transform that information (e.g., paraphrasing, cut-pasting, etc.)? In order to answer these questions, we analyzed the literature review section of 20 articles from the Journal of the American Society for Information Science & Technology, 2001-2008, to answer these questions. Referencing sentences were mapped to source papers to determine their origin. Other features of the source information were also annotated, such as the type of information selected and the types of editing changes made to it before including into the literature review. Preliminary results indicate that authors prefer to select information from the Abstract, Introduction and Conclusion sections of the cited papers. This information is transformed through cut-paste, paraphrase or higher-level semantic transformations to describe the research objective, methodology and results of the referenced study. The choices made in selecting and transforming the source information appeared to be related to the two styles of literature review finally constructed – integrative and descriptive literature reviews. Keywords: Literature reviews; Multi-document summarization; Information science; Information extraction; Information selection.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Jaidka, Kokil JaidkaUNSPECIFIED
Khoo, Christopher KhooUNSPECIFIED
Na, Jin-Cheon NaUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources (General) > Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: Faculty of Information Management
Perpustakaan Tun Abdul Razak
Event Title: Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Conference On Library & Information Education & Practice 2011 (A-LIEP2011)
Event Dates: 22-24 June 2011
Page Range: pp. 467-477
Item ID: 3522
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literature reviews; Multi-document summarization; Information science; Information extraction; Information selection
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 03:56
Depositing User: Staf Pendigitalan 1
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/3522

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