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.
- 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.
Document: Literature Review Thematic Outline
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