Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review

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SAGE, May 28, 2016 - Reference - 336 pages
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 end
  • New chapter showing you how to choose the right method for your project
  • Practical guidance on integrating qualitative and quantitative data
  • New coverage of rapid reviews
  • Comprehensive 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.
 

Contents

CHAPTER 1 GETTING STARTED ON YOUR LITERATURE REVIEW
1
CHAPTER 2 TAKING A SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO YOUR LITERATURE REVIEW
9
CHAPTER 3 CHOOSING YOUR REVIEW METHODS
36
CHAPTER 4 PLANNING AND CONDUCTING YOUR LITERATURE REVIEW
55
CHAPTER 5 DEFINING YOUR SCOPE
83
CHAPTER 6 SEARCHING THE LITERATURE
108
CHAPTER 7 ASSESSING THE EVIDENCE BASE
141
CHAPTER 8 SYNTHESISING AND ANALYSING QUANTITATIVE STUDIES
171
CHAPTER 9 SYNTHESISING AND ANALYSING QUALITATIVE STUDIES
215
CHAPTER 10 WRITING PRESENTING AND DISSEMINATING YOUR REVIEW
272
GLOSSARY
301
INDEX
318
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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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