πŸ“’ Author : Diana Ridley
πŸ“’ Publisher : SAGE
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-07-23
πŸ“’ Pages : 232
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781446281093
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Study Aids

SYNOPSIS : 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!


πŸ“’ Author : Sara Efrat Efron
πŸ“’ Publisher : Guilford Publications
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-11-16
πŸ“’ Pages : 298
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781462536894
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Jose L Galvan
πŸ“’ Publisher : Routledge
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-08-17
πŸ“’ Pages : 200
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781351969116
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Psychology

SYNOPSIS : β€’ Guides students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. β€’ 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. β€’ Emphasizes critical analysis of reports of empirical research in academic journalsβ€”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. β€’ Nine model literature reviews at the end of the book provide the stimulus for homework assignments and classroom discussions. β€’ The activities at the end of each chapter keep students moving toward their goal of writing a polished, professional review of academic literature. β€’ Most examples include material from recently published research. Includes nine model literature reviews for discussion and evaluation.


πŸ“’ Author : M Ling Pan
πŸ“’ Publisher : Taylor & Francis
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-09-13
πŸ“’ Pages : 200
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781351968485
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Psychology

SYNOPSIS : β€’ Illustrates all the steps in preparing qualitative and quantitative literature reviews. β€’ Emphasizes topic selection, locating literature, and avoiding major pitfalls in evaluating and synthesizing literature. β€’ Shows how to improve literature reviews through the judicious inclusion of statistical results found in the literature. β€’ Provides easy-to-follow advice on how to avoid misrepresenting the results of published research in literature reviews. β€’ 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. β€’ Shows students how to blend qualitative and quantitative approaches to preparing literature reviews without being overly mathematical. β€’ Two chapters present clear explanations of how to conduct meta-analyses. β€’ 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Chris Hart
πŸ“’ Publisher : SAGE
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2018-01-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 352
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781526423122
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Social Science

SYNOPSIS : The ultimate guide to the β€˜what’, β€˜how’ and β€˜why’ of literature reviewing, the second edition of the classic text shows how the literature review will unlock the full potential of one's research with: A thorough exploration of the literature review process from start to finish Two brand new chapters explaining the different types of review and evidence and evaluation Extended examples that show you how to apply key techniques and procedures A new β€˜core skills’ framework to help you turn your research experience into employability A critical thinking focus that will help you construct convincing arguments and improve your research decisions In combining a critical, philosophical approach with an expertly selected body of practical examples, the Second Edition of Chris Hart's landmark text provides both the intellectual understanding and the technical skills required to produce sophisticated, robust literature reviews of the very highest standard. 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 hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!


πŸ“’ Author : Oliver, Paul
πŸ“’ Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2012-02-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 160
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780335243686
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Lawrence A. Machi
πŸ“’ Publisher : Corwin Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-05-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 192
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781506345550
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : From daunting to doable in six steps The process of literature search and composing a formal literature review can be intimidating. But masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields have found academic argumentation to be seamlessly intuitive with the six-step process pioneered by this book. This updated third edition features a wealth of all-new content including: A flowchart that graphically illustrates Machi and McEvoy’s process. Reflective Oversight boxes in each chapter, prompting readers to direct metacognitive activities. Links to online guides and resources. Expanded examples illustrating theoretical concepts.


πŸ“’ Author : Chris Hart
πŸ“’ Publisher : SAGE
πŸ“’ Release Date : 1998
πŸ“’ Pages : 230
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0761959750
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : `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


πŸ“’ Author : Lawrence A. Machi
πŸ“’ Publisher : Corwin Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009
πŸ“’ Pages : 164
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781412961356
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Education

SYNOPSIS : 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.


πŸ“’ Author : Jill Jesson
πŸ“’ Publisher : SAGE
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2011-02-11
πŸ“’ Pages : 192
πŸ“’ ISBN : 1446242390
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The literature review is a compulsory part of research and, increasingly, may form the whole of a student research project. This highly accessible book guides students through the production of either a traditional or a systematic literature review, clearly explaining the difference between the two types of review, the advantages and disadvantages of both, and the skills needed. It gives practical advice on reading and organising relevant literature and critically assessing the reviewed field. Contents include: using libraries and the internet note making presentation critical analysis referencing, plagiarism and copyright. This book will be relevant to students from any discipline. It includes contributions from two lecturers who have many years experience of teaching research methods and the supervision of postgraduate research dissertations and a librarian, each offering expert advice on either the creation and assessment of literature reviews or the process of searching for information. The book also highlights the increasing importance for many disciplines of the systematic review methodology and discusses some of the specific challenges which it brings. Jill K. Jesson has worked with multi-disciplinary research teams within the Aston School of Pharmacy, Aston Business School and with M-E-L Research, an independent public services research consultancy. She has now left Aston University and is working as a Consultant. Lydia Matheson is an Information Specialist working for Library & Information Services at Aston University. Fiona M. Lacey is an academic pharmacist, a member of the pharmacy practice teaching group in the School of Pharmacy, and Associate Dean in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston.