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Why do a literature review?
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Books on the Literature Review
The Literature Review: six steps to success by Lawrence A. Machi; Brenda T. McEvoyA clear, understandable six-step method for streamlining the literature review process! Written in user-friendly language, this resource offers master's and doctoral level 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. Organized around a comprehensive and detailed six-step developmental model, the book provides guided exercises, graphics, charts, and examples from the everyday experiences of practitioners. Both novice and experienced researchers will find invaluable assistance for: Selecting a topic Searching the literature Developing arguments Surveying the literature Critiquing the literature Writing the literature review
Call Number: LB 1047.3 M149 2009
Publication Date: 2008-07-10
How to Research by BlaxterHow to Research is a clear and accessible guide to the business of doing a research project. It systematically takes the reader through from the planning to the writing up and finishing off. Information on writing a literature review begins on page 121.
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2010-01-09
Conducting Research Literature Reviews: from the Internet to paper by Arlene Fink`This is a great book for students, both for classroom use and to keep on their bookshelves once they graduate' - Gale Spencer, Binghamton University Conducting Research Literature Reviews, Second Edition shows readers how to identify, interpret, and analyze published and unpublished research literature. Through the use of checklists, case examples, and exercises, author Arlene Fink unravels the intricacies of * Selecting questions to maximize the efficiency of the review * Identifying subject headings and key words for electronic searches * Identifying the most appropriate databases, including supplementing computer and Web-based searches * Dealing with unpublished studies * Setting inclusion and exclusion criteria * Justifying methods for reviewing only the 'highest quality' literature * Preparing a structured literature abstraction form * Ensuring the reliability and validity of the review * Synthesizing and reporting results * Conducting and evaluating descriptive literature reviews * How to understand and evaluate the principles of meta-analysis New to the Second Edition: * Flow diagrams to assist the reader in linking each step of the review to the contents of each chapter * New references and other online resources, including links to online literature reviews and meta-analyses * Guidance in choosing online public and private bibliographic databases for literature reviews * Tips for searching the web for research information The text also discusses the use of Boolean operators for simple and advanced searches and shows readers how to use bibliographic software to organize literature reviews and search 'The Virtual File Cabinet.' It also describes how to synthesize the literature as a stand-alone report or as a component of a paper or proposal. This book is intended for anyone wants to research social, health, educational, and business issues. It is ideal 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. Praise for the First Edition 'There is finally a book available that removes the mystery and guesswork from doing literature reviews. This is especially important for both graduate and undergraduate levels if you are asking the students to make judgments about the quality and applicability of articles they may read. This book is not only timely but also a valuable way to help students evaluate articles they find on the Internet.' --Anita VanBrackle, Kennesaw State University
Call Number: Q180.55.M4 F56 2005
Publication Date: 2004-11-17
Academic Writing and Publishing: a practical handbook by James HartleyAcademic Writing and Publishing will show academics (mainly in the social sciences) how to write and publish research articles. Its aim is to supply examples and brief discussions of recent work in all aspects of the area in short, sharp chapters. The book is written in a readable and lively personal style. The advice given is direct and based on up-to-date research that goes beyond that given in current textbooks. Literature reviews are covered in Chapter 3.3.