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The text is organized around a six-step model to guide the reader through the process of developing a successful literature review. These steps are: Select a topic; Search the literature; Develop the argument; Survey the literature; Critique the literature; and Write the review. A NEW flowchart at the beginning of the book graphically illustrates the 6 step process, outlining each task and activity necessary for completing each step. Then the relevant segment of this flowchart is repeated at the beginning of each "step" chapter, serving as an advance organizer for the chapter and reminding the reader of each task and activity associated with the step. Each chapter addresses a specific step of the model and contains several learning aids to increase reader comprehension. These learning aids include the following: -The six-step process is directly aligned and explained using an applied critical thinking model that demonstrates the logical progression needed for producing a quality literature review, while taking the mystery out of the process. -NEW Technology references and online guides to simplify the work of organizing material and revising the written composition. -NEW Graphics and charts that clarify the key topics under discussion, and models that present pictures that tie together complex themes and procedures. At the end of each chapter, tips provide specific ideas for using the material covered in the chapter. These tips will help the reader make immediate, practical use of the material. Each chapter closes with a checklist. These lists allow readers to track their progress through the entire literature review project.
"The Literature Review clearly walks educators through the steps to completing a literature review with helpful checklists and graphic representations of the process. It makes a very daunting task much more manageable and systematic for those who are new to writing literature reviews or who are having trouble getting started and maintaining momentum." -- Andrea M. Capizzi "The authors have provided a primer for planning, creating, developing, and researching literature reviews for new and experienced social scientists." -- Maureen K. Lienau "The third edition of this text is the best guide yet for our dissertation students. The format provides the learner with the framework to think about each step of the literature review process. Candidates will find the graphs and charts most helpful as they conceptualize the process they will be using to think about their topic. This edition uses adult learning theory to keep the candidate focused on the best use of their time while organizing their review. This thorough and practical guide will provide candidates with the scholarly application that they require to think about their research." -- Barbara J. Poling, Interim Dean
Preface Introduction Chapter 1: Step 1. Select a Toic Chapter 2: Step 2. Develop the Argument Chapter 3: Step 3. Search the Literature Chapter 4: Step 4. Survey the Literature Chapter 5: Step 5. Critique the Literature Chapter 6: Step 6. Write the Review Glossary References and Further Reading Index
ISBN: 9781506336244 ISBN-10: 1506336248 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 192 Published: 28th July 2016 Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 3 Edition Type: Revised