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    Description'This book can provide an excellent framework for bolstering what is often an experiential process - doing a literature review. It is best seen alongside the supervisor, as a guide, through the multidimensional sea of academic literature' - British Educational Research Journal 'I have been waiting for this book for five years. It sets out a number of important dimensions involved in the process of literature review and by clear signposting, diagrams, and examples will help the student to carry out her or his review more systematically. Learning how to carry out a literature review has always entailed the experiential. While this is a the best way of learning, it is only so providing that learning actually takes place during the experience (or by reflection afterwards). This book makes explicit those dimensions which could remain implicit or even missed by the student as they wade through all those books, papers, articles, and print-outs' - Kevin Maguire, Nottingham Trent University Reviewing the literature for a research project can seem a daunting, even overwhelming task. New researchers, in particular, wonder: Where do I start? What do I do? How do I do it?This text offers students across the social sciences and humanities a practical and comprehensive guide to writing a literature review. Chris Hart offers invaluable advice on how to: search out existing knowledge on a topic; analyze arguments and ideas; map ideas, arguments and perspectives; produce a literature review; and construct a case for investigating a topic. The book contains examples of how to cite references, structure a research proposal and present a Master's thesis. It is published as a Set Book for The Open University Postgraduate Foundation Module (D820) The Challenge of the Social Sciences.


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    Title
    Doing a Literature Review
    Subtitle
    Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Hart
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 230
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780761959755
    ISBN 10: 0761959750
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.1T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JHBC, JNZ
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17400
    Libri: B-495
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
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    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 300.72
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    DC22: 300.72
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 24
    BISAC V2.8: SOC024000, LAN005000, EDU028000
    DC22: 300/.7/2
    BISAC V2.8: REF020000
    LC classification: H62 .H2566 1998
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: H62.H2566
    Sage Categories:
    Thema V1.0: CJCW, JHBC, JNZ, GPS, YPWL
    Illustrations note
    figs.tabs.
    Publisher
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    01 March 1999
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Chris Hart is Senior Lecturer in Management and Organizational Studies at the University of Central England, Birmingham.
    Review quote
    'This book can provide an excellent framework for bolstering what is often an experiential process - doing a literature review. It is best seen alongside the supervisor, as a guide, through the multidimensional sea of academic literature' - British Educational Research Journal 'I have been waiting for this book for five years. It sets out a number of important dimensions involved in the process of literature review and by clear signposting, diagrams, and examples will help the student to carry out her or his review more systematically. Learning how to carry out a literature review has always entailed the experiential. While this is a the best way of learning, it is only so providing that learning actually takes place during the experience (or by reflection afterwards). This book makes explicit those dimensions which could remain implicit or even missed by the student as they wade through all those books, papers, articles, and print-outs' - Kevin Maguire, Nottingham Trent University
    Table of contents
    The Literature Review in Research Reviewing and the Research Imagination Classifying and Reading Research Argumentation Analysis Organizing and Expressing Ideas Mapping and Analyzing Ideas Writing the Review