Boote, David N., and Penny Beile, "Scholars before Researchers: On the Centrality of the Dissertation Literature Review in Research Preparation," Educational Researcher, 34(August/September, 2005), 3-15.*


Argues for sophisticated literature reviews in education dissertations and for explicit preparation in doing them in predissertation doctoral education; a related article and a response by these authors appears in the same journal, 35(December, 2006), 28-31; 32-35.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Research and Inquiry-General, Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Integrative Inquiry, Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Programs of Study in Curriculum and Instruction, Knowledge Generation, Education as a Field of Study


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