Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review

Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review

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Showing you how to take a structured and organized approach to a wide range of literature review types, this book helps you to choose which approach is right for your research. Packed with constructive tools, examples, case studies and hands-on exercises, the book covers the full range of literature review techniques.

New to This Edition:
Full re-organization takes you step-by-step through the process from beginning to endNew chapter showing you how to choose the right method for your projectPractical guidance on integrating qualitative and quantitative dataNew coverage of rapid reviewsComprehensive inclusion of literature review tools, including concept analysis, scoping and mapping
With an emphasis on the practical skills, this guide is essential for any student or researcher needing to get from first steps to a successful literature review.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 170 x 242 x 17.78mm | 566.99g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1473912466
  • 9781473912465
  • 129,764

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There is a need for a quality interactive text to help structure literature reviews and provide guidance for students and researchers. THIS is such a text. As part of the researcher toolkit this book will prove beneficial to students, researchers, teachers of research, and research supervisors. The really great feature of the book is the way it uses examples throughout the text to bring what could be a dull aspect of research to life. Overall, a very good book which will help readers to produce a quality literature review. -- Joe Gazdula This is an excellent book for people who are interested in the finer points of literature reviews and perhaps it is a book that everyone involved with EAP should read. For that reason, it deserves a place on every EAP teacher's shelf. -- Andy Gillett As a university librarian with particular responsibility for supporting, among others, the educational psychology training course, I am very aware of the difficulties posed by producing a high-quality systematic review of the literature. Now in its second edition, Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review goes a long way towards alleviating some of the stresses and concerns caused by the process. Aimed at both students and researchers, it breaks down each element of the review process across ten comprehensive chapters, covering everything from review methods to effective dissemination. The clear layout makes it easy to follow for the newcomer and user-friendly for the more experienced researcher seeking a refresher on the process. -- Ian Clark Systematic reviews of literature are a crucial step of evidence-based practice, and this book establishes the benchmark on how to undertake this process. It provides a wonderful description on how to locate and critically analyse all relevant prior work, published and unpublished, in as unbiased manner as possible. This is the best book I have read on the topic and it is most highly recommended. -- Bruce A. Thyer The second edition of this text is most welcome. The new chapter on selecting your review methods is excellent, readable and scholarly. There is more practical guidance on rapid reviews and integrating qualitative and quantitative data, which will be of great assistance to students and researchers alike. The new content on review tools and more highly developed secondary data research such as concept analysis are great additions. -- Sue Schutz
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Table of contents

Getting Started on Your Literature ReviewTaking a Systematic Approach to Your Literature ReviewChoosing Your Review MethodsPlanning and Conducting Your Literature ReviewDefining Your ScopeSearching the LiteratureAssessing the Evidence BaseSynthesising and Analysing Quantitative StudiesSynthesising and Analysing Qualitative StudiesWriting, Presenting and Disseminating Your Review
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About Anthea Sutton

Andrew Booth is Reader in Evidence-Based Information Practice at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), The University of Sheffield. Anthea Sutton is a Senior Information Specialist at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), The University of Sheffield. Diana Papaioannou is a Research Fellow at the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), The University of Sheffield.
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