Doing a Literature Search

Doing a Literature Search
Author: Chris Hart
Release: 2001-06-25
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0761968105
Language: en
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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.

The Literature Review

The Literature Review
Author: Lawrence A. Machi,Brenda T. McEvoy
Release: 2012-06-08
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 201
ISBN: 9781452240886
Language: en
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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. Organized around a proven six-step model and incorporating technology into all of the steps, the book provides examples, strategies, and exercises that take 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 The second edition includes key vocabulary words, technology advice, and additional tips on when and how to write during the early stages--including the use of journals and memoranda--to make the literature review process a success.

Doing Your Literature Review

Doing Your Literature Review
Author: Jill Jesson,Lydia Matheson,Fiona M Lacey
Release: 2011-02-11
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1446242390
Language: en
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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.

Conducting Your Literature Review

Conducting Your Literature Review
Author: Susanne Hempel
Release: 2019-09-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 124
ISBN: 1433830922
Language: en
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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 Review

Doing a Literature Review
Author: Chris Hart
Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781526423122
Language: en
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The ultimate guide to the ‘what’, ‘how’ and ‘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 ‘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!

The Literature Review

The Literature Review
Author: Diana Ridley
Release: 2012-07-23
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 232
ISBN: 1446268047
Language: en
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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!

Conducting Research Literature Reviews

Conducting Research Literature Reviews
Author: Arlene Fink
Release: 2019-01-30
Editor: SAGE Publications
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781544318455
Language: en
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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.

A Postgraduate s Guide to Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care 2e

A Postgraduate s Guide to Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care  2e
Author: Helen Aveyard,Sheila Payne,Nancy Preston
Release: 2021-06-10
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9780335249923
Language: en
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This text is a comprehensive, highly readable guide to how to undertake a literature review in health and social care, tailored specifically for postgraduate study. Essential reading for all those undertaking any study at post-graduate level, the book provides clarity and a step by step approach to doing a literature review from start to finish which will enable you to: • Identify which type of review is appropriate for your study • Select the literature that you need to include in your review • Search for, appraise and analyse relevant literature • Write up your review Crucially the book explores the common features of a broad range of types of literature review, which serve different functions – including the literature review that is a pre-requisite prior to a larger empirical study, and the literature review that is a study in its own right. With real-life examples of written research and succinct summaries at the end of each chapter, A Post-Graduate’s Guide to Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care is the ideal text for students wanting to get the very most from their study.

Handbook of EHealth Evaluation

Handbook of EHealth Evaluation
Author: Francis Yin Yee Lau,Craig Kuziemsky
Release: 2016-11
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 487
ISBN: 1550586017
Language: en
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To order please visit https://onlineacademiccommunity.uvic.ca/press/books/ordering/

Theses and Dissertations

Theses and Dissertations
Author: R. Murray Thomas,Dale L. Brubaker
Release: 2007-08-03
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9781452297897
Language: en
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Offers updated references, a new section on the Internet, and information on plagiarism. Covers the entire writing process: preparation, selecting topics, collecting information, interpreting results, and final presentation.

Doing a Literature Review in Nursing Health and Social Care

Doing a Literature Review in Nursing  Health and Social Care
Author: Michael Coughlan,Patricia Cronin
Release: 2016-11-16
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781473998285
Language: en
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How do I start my literature review? What sources can I go to for information? How do I analyse the work of others? This clear, practical book guides readers undertaking their own literature review through the process, giving them the skills and knowledge they need for success. The chapters address: - Different types of literature reviews - Critically analysing material - Presenting the final piece of work - Best practice in referencing and plagiarism - Systematic approaches to literature reviews It will be an essential guide for all nursing and all allied healthcare students, as well as professionals working in practice.

Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care

Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care
Author: Helen Aveyard
Release: 2010-05-01
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9780335238866
Language: en
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"This book is superb. Most undergraduates have to undertake some form of literature review which may be daunting, this book explains it in an clear, easy to understand format. Explanations are given as to why undertaking a literature review is undertaken. Summery sections at the end of each chapter allow the reader to reflect on what they have just read, allowing the information to sink in. This book should be on every university's recommended reading list." Kerry Davis, Student Nurse, University Campus Suffolk, UK "This book is fantastic! It gives a clear, concise guide to carrying out a literature review, which is of course a widely used formative assessment technique in a nursing program ... (it includes) in depth explanations and reasons as to how and why it is important to do a literature review ... the summary section at the end of each chapter is excellent, and allows the reader to review their understanding of what they’re just read. Overall an excellent book which is a must for any student nurse!" Gem Smith, Student Nurse, Northumbria University, UK "This book is superb. It explains the entire process of writing a literature review very clearly ... extremely helpful as the prospect of reviewing literature can be quite daunting." Vicky Bain, Student Nurse, University of Nottingham, UK "A comprehensive, easy to read guide which will help students to understand how to undertake a literature review, and how to use the resultant information effectively." Anne-Marie Warnes, University of Central Lancashire, UK "As a student, currently writing a literature review, I found this an extremely helpful book, which is invaluable in demystifying some of the more challenging elements, while at the same time providing clear, simple, appealing and appropriate guidance. This is a must have for undergraduate nursing students, and indeed all healthcare students embarking on such projects." Audrey Grace, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland This bestselling book is a step-by-step guide to doing a literature review in health and social care. It is vital reading for all those undertaking their undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation or any research module which involves a literature review. The new edition has been fully updated and provides a practical guide to the different types of literature that you may come across when undertaking a literature review. It includes: Examples of commonly occurring real life scenarios encountered by students Emphasis on the importance of setting a question at the very start of the project Advice on how to follow a clearly defined search strategy Details of a wide range of critical appraisal tools Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care 2/e is essential reading for students at all levels within the health and social care field - and a useful text for anyone new to reviewing and appraising evidence.

Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review

Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review
Author: Andrew Booth,Anthea Sutton,Diana Papaioannou
Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781473952812
Language: en
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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.

Telling a Research Story

Telling a Research Story
Author: Christine B. Feak,John M. Swales
Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 98
ISBN: 0472033360
Language: en
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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.

Doing Development Research

Doing Development Research
Author: Vandana Desai,Rob Potter
Release: 2006-03-15
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781847877826
Language: en
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Doing Development Research is a comprehensive introduction to research in development studies, that provides thorough training for anyone carrying out research in developing countries. It brings together experts with extensive experience of overseas research, presenting an interdisciplinary guide to the core methodologies. Informed by years of research experience, Doing Development Research draws together many strands of action research and participatory methods, demonstrating their diverse applications and showing how they interrelate. The text provides: · an account of the theoretical approaches that underlie development work · an explanation of the practical issues involved in planning development research · a systematic overview of information and data collecting methods in three sub-sections: · methods of social research and associated forms of analysis · using existing knowledge and records · disseminating findings/research Using clear and uncomplicated language – illustrated with appropriate learning features throughout - the text guides the researcher through the choice of appropriate methods, the implementation of the research, and the communication of the findings to a range of audiences. This is the essential A-Z of development research.

Succeeding With Your Literature Review A Handbook For Students

Succeeding With Your Literature Review  A Handbook For Students
Author: Oliver, Paul
Release: 2012-02-01
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
Pages: 162
ISBN: 9780335243686
Language: en
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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.

Surviving Your Dissertation

Surviving Your Dissertation
Author: Kjell Erik Rudestam,Rae R. Newton
Release: 1992-07-17
Editor: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Pages: 221
ISBN: 0803945639
Language: en
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This book offers a user-friendly guide to preparing a perfect dissertation. Rather than focusing only on how to draft the report itself, the authors provide readers with material on generating a researchable question, as well as methods for assessing blind spots and learning styles that may get in the way of completing a dissertation. Using examples from a wide variety of disciplines, the authors demonstrate how to write up results, develop appropriate writing skills, and ways to construct tables and figures. In addition, the book includes information on writing up qualitative research, using computer technology effectively to assist in the dissertation process and following ethical guidelines in conducting research.

Authoring a PhD

Authoring a PhD
Author: Patrick Dunleavy
Release: 2017-04-28
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 311
ISBN: 9780230802087
Language: en
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This engaging and highly regarded book takes readers through the key stages of their PhD research journey, from the initial ideas through to successful completion and publication. It gives helpful guidance on forming research questions, organising ideas, pulling together a final draft, handling the viva and getting published. Each chapter contains a wealth of practical suggestions and tips for readers to try out and adapt to their own research needs and disciplinary style. This text will be essential reading for PhD students and their supervisors in humanities, arts, social sciences, business, law, health and related disciplines.

The Research Imagination

The Research Imagination
Author: Paul S. Gray,John B. Williamson,David A. Karp,John R. Dalphin
Release: 2007-08-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781139467025
Language: en
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The idea that science is a blueprint for research, and imagination gives research its life and purpose inspired this comprehensive explanation of research methodology. The authors' decades of experience have revealed that research is a craft requiring judgment and creativity, not simply memorization and application of the rules of science. Whether one is conducting an intimate one-on-one interview or a large-scale examination of an entire society, human imagination and scientific principles of inquiry go hand in hand. To that end, this book emphasizes scientific method, but also acknowledges its critics. It covers a wide variety of data-collection techniques, but presents them as reinforcing rather than competing with one another, thus striking a balance between qualitative and quantitative methods. It is designed for students and instructors who want a comprehensive treatment of a variety of research techniques with special emphasis on qualitative approaches.

Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review

Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review
Author: Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie,Rebecca Frels
Release: 2016-02-04
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781473944138
Language: en
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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.