Social change is the alteration in the social order of a society. Changes in social institutions, nature, social relations or social behaviours are included in social change. Social change refers to the social progress or sociocultural evolution. Social change may be driven by cultural, religious, economic, scientific or technological forces. Two types of sources are there for social change. One is random or unique factors such as climate, weather, or the presence of specific groups of people. Another one is systematic factors. Suppose, successful development has general requirements, like stable and flexible government, free and available resources, and a diverse social organization of society. So, on the whole, social change is usually a combination of systematic factors along with some random or unique factors.
Review articles are the summary of current state of understanding on a particular research topic. They analyze or discuss research previously published by scientist and academicians rather than reporting novel research results.
Review article comes in the form of systematic reviews and literature reviews and are a form of secondary literature. Systematic reviews determine an objective list of criteria, and find all previously published original research papers that meet the criteria. They then compare the results presented in these papers. Literature reviews, by contrast, provide a summary of what the authors believe are the best and most relevant prior publications.
The concept of "review article" is separate from the concept of peer-reviewed literature. It is possible for a review to be peer-reviewed, and it is possible for a review to be non-peer-reviewed.
Last date updated on July, 2014