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The Literature Review : Six Steps to Success - Lawrence A. Machi

The Literature Review

Six Steps to Success

Paperback Published: 28th July 2016
ISBN: 9781506336244
Number Of Pages: 192

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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.

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"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

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
References and Further Reading

ISBN: 9781506336244
ISBN-10: 1506336248
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th July 2016
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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