The Literature Review Book

The Literature Review


  • Author : Diana Ridley
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2012-07-23
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781446281093

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The Literature Review Book Description :

Lecturers - request an e-inspection copy of this text or contact your local SAGE representative to discuss your course needs. This second edition of Diana Ridley's bestselling book provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a literature search and literature review, using cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice. Ridley outlines practical strategies for conducting a systematic search of the available literature, reading and note taking and writing up your literature review as part of an undergraduate research project, Masters dissertation or PhD thesis. New to this edition are: Examples drawn from a wide range of disciplines A new chapter on conducting systematic reviews Increased guidance on evaluating the quality of online sources and online literature Enhanced guidance in dealing with copyright and permissions issues. Visit the Companion Website for The Literature Review This book also comes with a companion website containing a wide range of examples of successful literature reviews from various academic disciplines. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

Writing the Literature Review Book

Writing the Literature Review


  • Author : Sara Efrat Efron
  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2018-11-16
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462536894

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Writing the Literature Review Book Description :

This accessible text provides a roadmap for producing a high-quality literature review--an integral part of a successful thesis, dissertation, term paper, or grant proposal. Each step of searching for, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing prior studies is clearly explained and accompanied by user-friendly suggestions, organizational tips, vignettes, and examples of student work. Also featured are excerpts from peer-reviewed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods articles. This is the first book to focus on crafting different types of reviews (systematic, traditional–narrative, or hermeneutic–phenomenological) that reflect the writer's research question, methodological choices, and approaches to knowledge. It describes what all reviews have in common and highlights distinct characteristics of each type. The book includes dos and don'ts for evaluating studies and constructing an argument, and software suggestions for locating, organizing, and arranging sources. Pedagogical Features *Checklists and "To Do" activities that break down key steps to take. *Boxed examples, graphics that organize and visually illustrate key concepts, and summary tables. *Group activities that invite students to further explore and apply the methods discussed in each chapter. *Detailed directions for using four different organizing strategies: synthesis matrix, summary table, mapping, and topic outline. *End-of-chapter summaries and "What's Next" sections. *Assessment matrices for reviewing and refining the completed literature review.

Doing a Literature Review Book
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Doing a Literature Review


  • Author : Chris Hart
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN 10 : 0761959750

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Doing a Literature Review Book Description :

`This book can provide an excellent framework for bolstering what is often an experiential process - doing a literature review. It is best seen alongside the supervisor, as a guide, through the multidimensional sea of academic literature' - British Educational Research Journal `I have been waiting for this book for five years. It sets out a number of important dimensions involved in the process of literature review and by clear signposting, diagrams, and examples will help the student to carry out her or his review more systematically. Learning how to carry out a literature review has always entailed the experiential. While this is a the best way of learning, it is only so providing that learning actually tak

The Literature Review Book
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The Literature Review


  • Author : Lawrence A. Machi
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 164
  • ISBN 10 : 9781412961356

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The Literature Review Book Description :

A six-step model offers invaluable assistance for selecting a topic, searching the literature, developing arguments, surveying the literature, critiquing the literature, and writing the literature review.

The Literature Review Book
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The Literature Review


  • Author : Lawrence A. Machi
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-08
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452240886

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The Literature Review Book Description :

The go-to guide to completing a thorough, well-organized, and effective lit review! This new edition of the best-selling book offers graduate students in education and the social sciences a road map to developing and writing an effective literature review for a research project, thesis, or dissertation. Updated with key vocabulary words, technology advice, and tips for writing during the early stages, the second edition takes students step by step through the entire process: Selecting a topic Searching the literature Developing arguments Surveying the literature Critiquing the literature Writing the literature review

Writing Literature Reviews Book

Writing Literature Reviews


  • Author : Jose L. Galvan
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-04-07
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351858922

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Writing Literature Reviews Book Description :

This useful guide educates students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. The authors provide numerous examples from published reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed throughout the book. ? New to the seventh edition: ? Each chapter breaks down the larger holistic review of literature exercise into a series of smaller, manageable steps Practical instructions for navigating today’s digital libraries Comprehensive discussions about digital tools, including bibliographic and plagiarism detection software Chapter activities that reflect the book’s updated content New model literature reviews Online resources designed to help instructors plan and teach their courses (www.routledge.com/9780415315746).

Literature Review and Research Design Book

Literature Review and Research Design


  • Author : Dave Harris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000740356

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Literature Review and Research Design Book Description :

Designing a research project is possibly the most difficult task a dissertation writer faces. It is fraught with uncertainty: what is the best subject? What is the best method? For every answer found, there are often multiple subsequent questions, so it’s easy to get lost in theoretical debates and buried under a mountain of literature. This book looks at literature review in the process of research design, and how to develop a research practice that will build skills in reading and writing about research literature—skills that remain valuable in both academic and professional careers. Literature review is approached as a process of engaging with the discourse of scholarly communities that will help graduate researchers refine, define, and express their own scholarly vision and voice. This orientation on research as an exploratory practice, rather than merely a series of predetermined steps in a systematic method, allows the researcher to deal with the uncertainties and changes that come with learning new ideas and new perspectives. The focus on the practical elements of research design makes this book an invaluable resource for graduate students writing dissertations. Practicing research allows room for experiment, error, and learning, ultimately helping graduate researchers use the literature effectively to build a solid scholarly foundation for their dissertation research project.

Telling a Research Story Book

Telling a Research Story


  • Author : Christine B. Feak
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 0472033360

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Telling a Research Story Book Description :

Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review is concerned with the writing of a literature review and is not designed to address any of the preliminary processes leading up to the actual writing of the literature review. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on writing literature reviews that appeared in English in Today's Research World. This volume progresses from general to specific issues in the writing of literature reviews. It opens with some orientations that raise awareness of the issues that surround the telling of a research story. Issues of structure and matters of language, style, and rhetoric are then discussed. Sections on metadiscourse, citation, and paraphrasing and summarizing are included.

A  Guide to Literature Reviews Book

A Guide to Literature Reviews


  • Author : Alison Plus
  • Publisher : Four-Ply Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-09-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 :

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A Guide to Literature Reviews Book Description :

Many students find literature reviews fiendishly difficult to write. That is because the literature review -- a paper summarizing a body of published works on a given topic -- requires the writer to abandon almost everything they've learned about writing and to use a brand new tone and approach. This booklet explains everything the writer needs to generate a successful literature review in step-by-step fashion. By focusing on tone and organization and showing the writer how to use a grid system to develop the paper, this booklet will turn a difficult project into a finished one. Table of Contents - How to Use This Booklet - What Is a Literature Review? - Step One: Understand the Assignment - A Preliminary Word About Tone - Step Two: Organize the Material - Step Three: Create Topic Sentences - Step Four: Complete the Paragraphs - Step Five: The First Paragraph - Step Six: Thesis and Tone - Step Seven: The Last Paragraph - Step Eight: The Final Check Here's what students have said about this method: "The grid made a big job seem really manageable." "Thank you for the guidance. I have made a breakthrough!" "Awesome!"

Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy Book
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Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy


  • Author : Judith Garrard
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release Date : 2010-10-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 211
  • ISBN 10 : 9780763771867

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Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy Book Description :

Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy helps students and practitioners better understand scientific literature by instilling the essential skills (via the matrix method) needed to critically evaluate article findings. The fundamental principles of searching, organizing, reviewing, and synthesizing are covered at the most basic level. Visual examples and a single case study are woven throughout the text. This easy-to-read and practical reference is an invaluable aid to students, researchers, and practitioners. The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the switch out of "paper" mode and into electronic mode. Clinical practice examples and references to PubMed and PubMed Central have been added throughout along with information on reference management softwares such as endnote and refworks.

Succeeding With Your Literature Review  A Handbook For Students Book

Succeeding With Your Literature Review A Handbook For Students


  • Author : Oliver, Paul
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • Release Date : 2012-02-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780335243686

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Succeeding With Your Literature Review A Handbook For Students Book Description :

The task of researching and writing a literature review is complex. This text provides comprehensive, practical guidance on the process of researching a range of relevant literature on a subject, then planning and writing a literature review.

Preparing Literature Reviews Book

Preparing Literature Reviews


  • Author : M Ling Pan
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351968485

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Preparing Literature Reviews Book Description :

• Illustrates all the steps in preparing qualitative and quantitative literature reviews. • Emphasizes topic selection, locating literature, and avoiding major pitfalls in evaluating and synthesizing literature. • Shows how to improve literature reviews through the judicious inclusion of statistical results found in the literature. • Provides easy-to-follow advice on how to avoid misrepresenting the results of published research in literature reviews. • The numerous examples throughout the text and the nine model literature reviews clarify the process of following the guidelines for writing solid, state-of-the-art literature reviews. • Shows students how to blend qualitative and quantitative approaches to preparing literature reviews without being overly mathematical. • Two chapters present clear explanations of how to conduct meta-analyses. • All examples have been updated to ensure consistency with the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and the fourth edition of the American Sociological Association’s Style Guide.

Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review Book

Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review


  • Author : Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2016-02-04
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473944121

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Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review Book Description :

Lecturers/instructors - request a free digital inspection copy here This dynamic guide to doing literature reviews demystifies the process in seven steps to show researchers how to produce a comprehensive literature review. Teaching techniques to bring systematic thoroughness and reflexivity to research, the authors show how to achieve a rich, ethical and reflexive review. What makes this book unique: Focuses on multimodal texts and settings such as observations, documents, social media, experts in the field and secondary data so that your review covers the full research environment Puts mixed methods at the centre of the process Shows you how to synthesize information thematically, rather than merely summarize the existing literature and findings Brings culture into the process to help you address bias and understand the role of knowledge interpretation, guiding you through Teaches the CORE of the literature review – Critical thinking, Organization, Reflections and Evaluation – and provides a guide for reflexivity at the end of each of the seven steps Visualizes the steps with roadmaps so you can track progress and self-evaluate as you learn the steps This book is the essential best practices guide for students and researchers, providing the understanding and tools to approach both the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of a rigorous, comprehensive, literature review.

Conducting Research Literature Reviews Book

Conducting Research Literature Reviews


  • Author : Arlene Fink
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2013-07-16
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483301037

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Conducting Research Literature Reviews Book Description :

Providing readers with an accessible, in-depth look at how to synthesize research literature, Conducting Research Literature Reviews is perfect for students, researchers, marketers, planners, and policymakers who design and manage public and private agencies, conduct research studies, and prepare strategic plans and grant proposals. Bestselling author Arlene Fink shows readers how to explain the need for and significance of research, as well as how to explain a study’s findings. Offering a step-by-step approach to conducting literature reviews, the Fourth Edition features updated examples and covers: how to select databases and evaluate their quality; selecting and organizing key words and other terms in order to effectively search databases and the Web; setting standards for evaluating the quality of research and other literature; extracting and recording information from articles and studies; synthesizing what the reader finds either descriptively or via a meta-analysis; recording and storing the results in a virtual file cabinet; and how to use bibliographic software.

Turn Your Literature Review Into An Argument Book

Turn Your Literature Review Into An Argument


  • Author : Robert Thomas
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2019-09-02
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529703733

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Turn Your Literature Review Into An Argument Book Description :

Frequently students confuse literature reviews with summaries of existing research, and they can easily get overwhelmed by the amount of material they have to consider and filter as part of their review. Likewise, they don’t often realize that a considered, planned, structured and balanced argument forms the bedrock of a successful research project. Outlining what a literature review is - and isn’t - and showcasing how to use the literature to your advantage to construct a strong academic argument, this Little Quick Fix answers important questions like: - What is the purpose of a literature review? - How can I tell the difference between an argument and an academic argument? - What do I need to create my argument? - What do I need from an article to support my argument? - How do I create a counterargument? - How can I make sure I’m creating a strong argument and plausible counterargument? - How can I win my argument? Students need help over hurdles at every stage of their research project. They want simple, powerful, accessible tools that deliver results fast. They need to meet interim assessment deadlines and prove that they have successfully passed through multiple stages of their project, or need to master a stage of understanding in a learning cascade before they can proceed to the next week in their methods module. Their supervisors are increasingly unable to help, but will still be assessing results. Students need more than YouTube. Titles in the Little Quick Fix series offer: · Visual, design-led learning · Clear, structured, useful pedagogy · A hand-holding, step-by-step approach for students who are less able, or less academically prepared by school so far · Effective self-directed learning with DIY progress tracking · A stand-in for the busy/unavailable supervisor

Writing Literature Reviews Book

Writing Literature Reviews


  • Author : Jose L Galvan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-08-17
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351969116

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Writing Literature Reviews Book Description :

• Guides students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. • Most chapters are conveniently divided into easy-to-follow guidelines, sequential steps, or checklists. Numerous examples throughout the book show students what should and should not be done when writing reviews. • Emphasizes critical analysis of reports of empirical research in academic journals—making it ideal as a supplement for research methods courses. This book makes it possible for students to work independently on a critical literature review as a term project. • Nine model literature reviews at the end of the book provide the stimulus for homework assignments and classroom discussions. • The activities at the end of each chapter keep students moving toward their goal of writing a polished, professional review of academic literature. • Most examples include material from recently published research. Includes nine model literature reviews for discussion and evaluation.

Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review Book

Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review


  • Author : Andrew Booth
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2016-05-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473952812

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Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review Book Description :

Showing you how to take a structured and organized approach to a wide range of literature review types, this book helps you to choose which approach is right for your research. Packed with constructive tools, examples, case studies and hands-on exercises, the book covers the full range of literature review techniques. New to This Edition: Full re-organization takes you step-by-step through the process from beginning to end New chapter showing you how to choose the right method for your project Practical guidance on integrating qualitative and quantitative data New coverage of rapid reviews Comprehensive inclusion of literature review tools, including concept analysis, scoping and mapping With an emphasis on the practical skills, this guide is essential for any student or researcher needing to get from first steps to a successful literature review.

Conducting Your Literature Review Book

Conducting Your Literature Review


  • Author : Susanne Hempel
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : 1433830922

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Conducting Your Literature Review Book Description :

This guide to conducting literature reviews includes strategies for defining the research question, using search tools and managing citations, and ensuring an unbiased summary of existing research.

Doing a Literature Search Book

Doing a Literature Search


  • Author : Chris Hart
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2001-06-25
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 0761968105

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Doing a Literature Search Book Description :

Doing a Literature Search provides a practical and comprehensive guide to searching the literature on any topic within the social sciences. The book will enable the reader to search the literature effectively, identifying useful books, articles, statistics and many other sources of information. The text will be an invaluable research tool for postgraduates and researchers across the social sciences.

Conducting Research Literature Reviews Book

Conducting Research Literature Reviews


  • Author : Arlene Fink
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-01-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781544318455

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Conducting Research Literature Reviews Book Description :

Providing readers with an accessible, in-depth look at how to synthesize research literature, Conducting Research Literature Reviews: From the Internet to Paper is perfect for students, researchers, marketers, planners, and policymakers who design and manage public and private agencies, conduct research studies, and prepare strategic plans and grant proposals. Bestselling author Arlene Fink shows readers how to explain the need for and significance of research, as well as how to explain a study’s findings. Offering a step-by-step approach to conducting literature reviews, the Fifth Edition features new research, examples, and references from the social, behavioral, and health sciences, expanded coverage of qualitative research, updated and revised meta-analysis procedures, a brand new glossary of key terms, double the number of exercises, and additional examples of how to write reviews.