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PY 4045 - Senior Seminar (Dunn)

Decide on a Topic

You may already have a creative therapy in mind that you are interested in. Otherwise, reviewing recent publications can be a good way to see what is being researched and get inspired. 

Writing a Literature Review

When looking over your articles, try to identify the following:

  • major trends and patterns
  • weakness of different studies
  • any gaps in literature

Reflect on why gaps or patterns may exist. Evaluate your articles for currency and coverage. A review will typically cover a 5-10 year period. Try to group your articles into topics or chronologically to add structure to your review.