A literature crosswalk is a valuable tool for researchers, whether novice or seasoned scholars, that can be used in organizing and synthesizing existing literature. This article provides practical advice for creating a literature crosswalk and how to use the tool to develop a literature review. Benefits of using a literature crosswalk include organizing a great deal of information in an easily searchable format, developing deeper understanding of the literature, and finding trends across multiple research studies in regard to methodology, theories used, types of participants, settings, and so forth.
Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Literature Review, Crosswalk, Research Skills
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Matteson, S. M., & Warren, S. L. (2020). Using a Crosswalk to Organize the Literature Review. The Qualitative Report, 25(7), 1890-1904. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2020.4470