- What is a literature review? -- Different orientations to a literature review -- Choosing a review topic and formulating a research question -- Locating and organizing research sources -- Selecting, analyzing, and keeping notes of sources -- Evaluating research articles -- Structuring and organizing the literature review -- Developing arguments and supporting claims -- Synthesizing and interpreting the literature -- The writer voice and the writing process -- Acknowledging sources: citations, quotations, and plagiarism -- Putting it all together.
- "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"--
- 9781462536894 (paperback), 1462536891 (paperback), 1462536905 (hardcover), and 9781462536900 (hardcover)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-288) and index.
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