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AVED: Aviation Education Research: Literature Review

An overview of terms and resources useful in research in aviation and aeronautics.


A review of the literature on any given topic or issue is not just a list of everything on that topic or issue. It presents the current state of research on a carefully defined topic.

It is like a short essay. It will:

  • identify important articles, reports, and books on the topic,
  • summarize those publications,
  • synthesize those publications in a meaningful way

What Does a Literature Review Do?

1.  Focuses on Previous Research

2.  Shows How Your Research Fills a Gap

3.  Tells Why Your Research is Needed

4.  Sets Boundaries to Your Research