Activity 3: Synthesising

One systematic way of working towards a more synthesised account of a range of studies’ findings is to map the common themes or concepts from a range of articles onto a grid. This is one way of preparing to compare and contrast your source material.

Research Question:

What are the key factors affecting retention of Indigenous students?

Key Themes

Health

Socio-economic status

Educational background

First in Family

Author A

X

X

X

 

Author B

 

X

X

 

Author C

X

 

X

X

Author D

X

 

X

 

Author E

X

X

X

X

Author F

 

X

X

 

Adapted from: https://liberalarts.iupui.edu/uwc/files/documents/Lit_Review_Synthesis.pdf