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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!

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Genre Book : Study Aids
Author Book : Diana Ridley
Publisher : SAGE
Release Book : 2012-07-23
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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.

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


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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

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


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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.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Arlene Fink
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release Book : 2019-01-30
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ISBN-10 : 9781544318455


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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.

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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Dave Harris
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2019-12-16
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ISBN-10 : 9781000740356


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• 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.

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


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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.

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Author Book : Susanne Hempel
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Release Book : 2019-09-10
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ISBN-10 : 1433830922


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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.

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Author Book : Andrew Booth
Publisher : SAGE
Release Book : 2016-05-10
Download Book : 336 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781473952812


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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.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Lawrence A. Machi
Publisher : Corwin Press
Release Book : 2009
Download Book : 164 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781412961356


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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!"

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Alison Plus
Publisher : Four-Ply Publishing
Release Book : 2013-09-06
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