Advice on doing my literature review
I wanted to get some input on how I am preparing for the literature review for my doctorate degree. It's about a year and a half off, but I have already started. Here's my method, please give any critiques or suggestions that come to mind.
1. I already have a vague dissertation topic in mind and, unless absolutely impossible, every paper I write for a class involves something to do with that topic.
2. I thoroughly research each paper and then catalog all of the references and notes in Zotero. Each reference has all my notes for the article pasted on a "child-note" attached to the bibliographic information stored in Zotero. Every time I pull up a specific reference to an article, the notes I have taken from that article are attached.
3. Each reference is indexed with tags that I can use to search and quickly find the article, my notes and the associated reference.
I'm hoping that investing the extra effort to do this now will make my literature review much easier to research and write. In fact, I'm hoping to have a majority of my literature search complete when I start my literature review in earnest.
Any thoughts or tips?
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