Ritical Thinking: Analyzing and Synthesizing the Literature
Developmentally, one typically moves from being able to read, analyze, and critique individual research articles to synthesizing across a sample of articles with training and practice.
Discuss the difference between Blooms taxonomic levels of analysis and synthesis, and discuss some strategies that can be used to assist in summarizing and drawing conclusions across the multiple studies.
Bloom, B., Engelhart, M., Furst, E., Hill, W., & Krathwohl, D. (1956). Taxonomy of educational
objectives: Book 1, Cognitive domain. New York, NY: David McKay and Company.