Crafting a Visual Review of the Literature

Jason D. DeHart 1 *

AM J QUALITATIVE RES, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp. 108-114

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In this article, the author acknowledges that completing a literature review can be a difficult process, and explores creative methodological possibilities for exploring published findings. The author draws on their own experiences, as well as salient voices from the research literature, to present two overall methods, print-based and digitally-afforded, for constructing a literature review, and for working through this process. Descriptions and examples are included for each of these approaches. In keeping with the mission of this article to add to the conversation of professional literature, the piece is written with such discourse in mind. In particular, the author highlights the affordances of locating a seminal voice in the literature, and of seeking reasonable limitations around what fits best for a review of the literature to be completed. The piece is intended for scholars at any level who wish to seek more information about constructing this part of the research project.

Keywords: Qualitative methods, arts-based inquiry, literature reviews, research process.