Cooper, Harris M.,"A Taxonomy of Literature Reviews." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, 1985. ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 254541.


Posits components of a literature review (focus, goals, prespective, coverage, organization, audience) and uses them to analyze examples; suggests other uses for the taxonomy.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Critique and Utilization of Curriculum Research and Inquiry

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Conceptual Analysis

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation, Knowledge Utilization


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