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? Cite it? 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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