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Why is it important to review literature before identifying a research problem?

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This is a good question and there are several reasons for why it is important to review literature before identifying a research problem.

First, by reading literature on your topic first, you will get a sense of the work that has already been done. It is quite possible that your research problem has been overdone. There might be...

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just because social research have scientific nature and research is based on previous work. in social research, this is most important to know about universe, their culture and language. review of literature confirm our way of research, methodology, what will we do? and what fault in previous researches.