The Literature Review : Six Steps to Success
The process of literature search and composing a formal literature review can be intimidating. But masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields have found academic argumentation to be seamlessly intuitive with the six-step process pioneered by this book. This updated third edition features a wealth of all-new content including:
A flowchart that graphically illustrates Machi and McEvoy's process.
Reflective Oversight boxes in each chapter, prompting readers to direct metacognitive activities.
Links to online guides and resources.
Expanded examples illustrating theoretical concepts.
- Paperback | 192 pages
- 177 x 254 x 15.24mm | 410g
- 14 Aug 2016
- SAGE Publications Inc
- Corwin Press Inc
- Thousand Oaks, United States
- 3rd Revised edition
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Table of contents
About the Authors
Chapter 1: Step One. Select a Topic
Chapter 2: Step Two. Develop the Tools of Argumentation
Chapter 3: Step Three. Search the Literature
Chapter 4: Step Four. Survey the Literature
Chapter 5: Step Five. Critique the Literature
Chapter 6: Step Sic. Write the Review
References and Further Reading
About Lawrence A. Machi
With K-12 experience as well, he has worked as a secondary teacher and served as a school administrator in both secondary and elementary school districts in Northern California. He has occupied the roles of vice principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent, frequently consulting with many California school districts and nonprofit organizations. His specialties are in the areas of organizational leadership, finance, negotiations, organizational development, and strategic thinking.
Brenda T. McEvoy taught high school English, history, and science for thirty-six years. Research skills were always part of her curriculum. For eight years, she worked for the California State Department of Education leading groups of educators in improving their ability to edit and assess student writing. Also for the state, she was a mentor for beginning English and history teachers. Participation in the California Writing Project extended her knowledge of writing and the difficulties students face when producing a major assignment. She has worked as an editor for several books, focusing on helping writers create work that is clear and logical.