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Statistics & Operations Research: Background Information


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Annual Reviews

Annual Reviews of Statistics and Its Application
Reviews of  methodological and computational advances for statisticians and users of statistics. Published annually since 1932, Annual Reviews offers collections of critical reviews synthesizing primary research in 41 disciplines in the biomedical, physical, and social sciences.

Literature Reviews

What is a literature review?
Rather than describing original research results, literature reviews summarize the research on a particular topic by synthesizing information from many primary sources.

Why should I read literature reviews?
Review articles can be helpful for gathering background information and identifying key articles in a particular field.

How can I find a literature review?
Many library databases, including Scopus, Web of Science, and PubMed, allow you to filter search results to include only "review articles" or "literature reviews." Annual Reviews is a database of reviews synthesizing primary research in the sciences.

Writing a literature review? Check out our tutorial.

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