PSYC 6393R Week 3 Synthesis of Research Information & Background Knowledge

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PSYC 6393R Week 3 Synthesis of Research Information & Background Knowledge

 

Synthesizing is organizing the information across multiple references and writing about it by theme. Do not confuse synthesis with summary. These are very different writing processes. A summary is a description of the ideas of one resource. In a literature review, the information presented is a synthesis, not a summary, therefore it is important to understand the difference.

To Prepare

  • Review the Learning Resource materials for this week.
  • Review your literature review matrix assignment from Week 3 and note the themes that you identified from each resource.

Post a description of synthesizing information. In your own words, explain what synthesis is and how it differs from summarizing information.

Learning Resources

Required Readings

Document: Literature Review Thematic Outline

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.-c). Common assignments: Literature reviews. Walden University. https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/a…

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.-d). Evidence-based arguments: Paraphrasing. Walden University. https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/formandstyle/wr…

Walden University Writing Center. (2017, March 13). Literature review essentials: Identifying themes. [Interactive Media]. Walden University. http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2017/03/li…

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.-f). Reading to write: Home. Walden University. https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/formandstyle/wr…

Walden University Writing Center. (n.d.-h). Using evidence: Synthesis. Walden University. https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/e…
As you review this page, include a review of the following video:

  • Synthesis: Definition & Examples