Literature Survey Decision Charts

It's easy for a student to get overwhelmed when doing a literature survey. The two decision charts below approximate the way I deal with related work during a research project. They don't address how to use search tools, manage a personal bibliography, or write the actual literature survey. Only the decision process when finding papers, e.g., should I read this paper? Mention it in my related work section? How?

The first decision chart explains how to deal with papers in general. The second decision chart specifically explains how to assess the relevance of a paper. Click on images to zoom.

Questions, comments: email Pierre Dragicevic.


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