- Machine generated contents note: pt. One Becoming a Critical Reader and Self-Critical Writer -- 1.What it Means to be Critical -- 2.Making a Critical Choice -- 3.Getting Started on Critical Reading -- 4.Getting Started on Self-Critical Writing -- 5.Creating a Comparative Critical Summary -- pt. Two Developing an In-Depth Analysis -- 6.The Key to a Mental Map for Exploring the Literature -- 7.The Argument Component of your Mental Map -- 8.More Components: Knowledge, Literature, Intellectual Projects -- 9.Developing a Critical Analysis of a Text -- 10.A Worked Example of a Critical Analysis -- 11.Developing your Argument in Writing a Critical Review of a Text -- pt. Three Putting your Critical Reviews to Work -- 12.Focusing and Building up your Critical Literature Review -- 13.Integrating Critical Literature Reviews into your Dissertation -- 14.Tools for Structuring a Dissertation -- 15.Using the Literature in Research Papers and Oral Presentations -- Appendices -- 1.Abridged article: `One word or two?' (Wray and Staczek) -- 2.Abridged article: `Sharing leadership of schools through teamwork' (Wallace) -- 3.Blank form for the Critical Analysis of a text -- 4.Logic checksheet: Developing a logical overall argument in a dissertation.
- Focusing on critical reading and self-critical writing, this book is suitable for postgraduate students and early-career academics. It contains tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, and incorporates exercises and worked examples drawn from the social sciences.
- 9781849205610 (hbk.)
- Previous ed.: 2006.
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