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Author Galvan, Jose L.

Title Writing Literature Reviews : A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Published Los Angeles : Taylor and Francis, 2016.
©2017.

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Edition 6th ed.
Physical description 1 online resource (254 pages)
Contents Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- Detailed Contents -- Introduction to the Sixth Edition -- Audience for This Book -- Unique Features -- Notes to the Instructor -- About the Sixth Edition -- Special Acknowledgment -- Acknowledgments -- Feedback -- Chapter 1 Writing Reviews of Academic Literature: An Overview -- An Introduction to Reviewing Primary Sources -- Why Focus on Empirical Research Reports? -- Another Kind of Primary Source: Theoretical Articles -- Literature Review Articles -- Anecdotal Reports -- Reports on Professional Practices and Standards -- The Writing Process -- Writing for a Specific Purpose -- Planning to Write -- Organizing Your Notes and Your Thoughts -- Drafting, Editing, and Redrafting -- Activities for Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 Considerations in Writing Reviews for Specific Purposes -- Writing a Literature Review As a Term Paper for a Class -- Writing a Literature Review Chapter for a Thesis or Dissertation -- Writing a Literature Review for a Research Article -- Activities for Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 Selecting a Topic and Identifying Literature for Review -- ✔ Step 1: Search an appropriate database -- ✔ Step 2: Shorten your reference list if it is too long -- ✔ Step 3: Increase the size of your reference list, if necessary -- ✔ Step 4: Consider searching for unpublished studies -- ✔ Step 5: Write the first draft of your topic statement -- ✔ Step 6: Familiarize yourself with online databases-especially Google Scholar -- ✔ Step 7: Identify the relevant databases in your field of study -- ✔ Step 8: Familiarize yourself with the organization of the database -- ✔ Step 9: Begin with a general descriptor, then limit the output -- ✔ Step 10: Redefine your topic more narrowly -- ✔ Step 11: Start with the most current research, and work backward -- ✔ Step 12: Search for theoretical articles on your topic.
✔ Step 13: Look for "review" articles -- ✔ Step 14: Identify the landmark or classic studies and theorists -- Activities for Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 General Guidelines for Analyzing Literature -- ✔ Guideline 1: Scan the articles to get an overview of each one -- ✔ Guideline 2: Based on your overview (see Guideline 1), group the articles by category -- ✔ Guideline 3: Organize yourself before reading the articles -- ✔ Guideline 4: Use a consistent format in your notes -- ✔ Guideline 5: Look for explicit definitions of key terms in the literature -- ✔ Guideline 6: Look for key statistics to use near the beginning of your literature review -- ✔ Guideline 7: Pay special attention to review articles on your topic -- ✔ Guideline 8: Prepare note cards with short notable quotations that might be used very sparingly in your review -- ✔ Guideline 9: Look for methodological strengths -- ✔ Guideline 10: Look for methodological weaknesses -- ✔ Guideline 11: Distinguish between assertion and evidence -- ✔ Guideline 12: Identify the major trends or patterns in the results of previous studies -- ✔ Guideline 13: Identify gaps in the literature -- ✔ Guideline 14: Identify relationships among studies -- ✔ Guideline 15: Note how closely each article relates to your topic -- ✔ Guideline 16: Evaluate your reference list for currency and for coverage -- Activities for Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 Analyzing Quantitative Research Literature -- ✔ Guideline 1: Note whether the research is quantitative or qualitative -- ✔ Guideline 2: Note whether a study is experimental or nonexperimental -- ✔ Guideline 3: In an experiment, note whether the participants were assigned at random to treatment conditions -- ✔ Guideline 4: Note attempts to examine cause-and-effect issues in nonexperimental studies -- ✔ Guideline 5: Consider the test-retest reliability of the measure.
✔ Guideline 6: Consider the internal consistency reliability of the measure -- ✔ Guideline 7: Consider the validity of the measure -- ✔ Guideline 8: Consider whether a measure is valid for a particular research purpose -- ✔ Guideline 9: Note differences in how a variable is measured across studies -- ✔ Guideline 10: Note how the participants were sampled -- ✔ Guideline 11: Make notes on the demographics of the participants -- ✔ Guideline 12: Note how large a difference is-not just whether it is statistically significant -- ✔ Guideline 13: Presume that all quantitative studies are flawed -- Concluding Comment -- Activities for Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 Analyzing Qualitative Research Literature -- ✔ Guideline 1: Note whether the research was conducted by an individual or by a research team -- ✔ Guideline 2: When there is a research team, note whether analysis of the data was initially conducted independently -- ✔ Guideline 3: Note whether outside experts were consulted -- ✔ Guideline 4: Note whether the participants were consulted on the interpretation of the data -- ✔ Guideline 5: Note whether the researchers used a purposive sample or a sample of convenience -- ✔ Guideline 6: Note whether the demographics of the participants are described -- ✔ Guideline 7: Consider whether the method of qualitative analysis is described in sufficient detail -- ✔ Guideline 8: Note whether quantities are provided when qualitative researchers discuss quantitative matters -- Concluding Comment -- Activities for Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 Building Tables to Summarize Literature -- ✔ Guideline 1: Consider building a table of definitions -- ✔ Guideline 2: Consider building a table of research methods -- ✔ Guideline 3: Consider including a summary of research results in the methods table.
✔ Guideline 4: When there is much literature on a topic, establish criteria for determining which literature to summarize in a table -- ✔ Guideline 5: When there is much literature on a topic, consider building two or more tables to summarize it -- ✔ Guideline 6: Present tables in a literature review only for complex material -- ✔ Guideline 7: Discuss each table included in a literature review -- ✔ Guideline 8: Give each table a number and descriptive title -- ✔ Guideline 9: Master table-building using your word processor -- ✔ Guideline 10: Insert continued when tables split across pages -- Activities for Chapter 7 -- Chapter 8 Synthesizing Literature Prior to Writing a Review -- ✔ Guideline 1: Consider your purpose and voice before beginning to write -- ✔ Guideline 2: Consider how to reassemble your notes -- ✔ Guideline 3: Create a topic outline that traces your argument -- ✔ Guideline 4: Reorganize your notes according to the path of your argument -- ✔ Guideline 5: Within each topic heading, note differences among studies -- ✔ Guideline 6: Within each topic heading, look for obvious gaps or areas needing more research -- ✔ Guideline 7: Plan to briefly describe relevant theories -- ✔ Guideline 8: Plan to discuss how individual studies relate to and advance theory -- ✔ Guideline 9: Plan to summarize periodically and again near the end of the review -- ✔ Guideline 10: Plan to present conclusions and implications -- ✔ Guideline 11: Plan to suggest specific directions for future research near the end of the review -- ✔ Guideline 12: Flesh out your outline with details from your analysis -- Activities for Chapter 8 -- Chapter 9 Guidelines for Writing a First Draft -- ✔ Guideline 1: Begin by identifying the broad problem area, but avoid global statements -- ✔ Guideline 2: Early in the review, indicate why the topic being reviewed is important.
✔ Guideline 3: Distinguish between research findings and other sources of information -- ✔ Guideline 4: Indicate why certain studies are important -- ✔ Guideline 5: If you are commenting on the timeliness of a topic, be specific in describing the timeframe -- ✔ Guideline 6: If citing a classic or landmark study, identify it as such -- ✔ Guideline 7: If a landmark study was replicated, mention that and indicate the results of the replication -- ✔ Guideline 8: Discuss other literature reviews on your topic -- ✔ Guideline 9: Refer the reader to other reviews on issues that you will not be discussing in detail -- ✔ Guideline 10: Justify comments such as "no studies were found." -- ✔ Guideline 11: Avoid long lists of nonspecific references -- ✔ Guideline 12: If the results of previous studies are inconsistent or widely varying, cite them separately -- ✔ Guideline 13: Speculate on the reasons for inconsistent findings in previous research -- ✔ Guideline 14: Cite all relevant references in the review section of a thesis, dissertation, or journal article -- ✔ Guideline 15: Emphasize the need for your study in the literature review section or chapter -- Activities for Chapter 9 -- Chapter 10 Guidelines for Developing a Coherent Essay -- ✔ Guideline 1: If your review is long, provide an overview near the beginning of the review -- ✔ Guideline 2: Near the beginning of a review, state explicitly what will and will not be covered -- ✔ Guideline 3: Specify your point of view early in the review -- ✔ Guideline 4: Aim for a clear and cohesive essay. Avoid annotations -- ✔ Guideline 5: Use subheadings, especially in long reviews -- ✔ Guideline 6: Use transitions to help trace your argument -- ✔ Guideline 7: If your topic reaches across disciplines, consider reviewing studies from each discipline separately.
✔ Guideline 8: Write a conclusion for the end of the review.
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Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other author Ebook Library
Subject Psychology - Research - Evaluation.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781351969116
9781936523375