Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy

ISBN-10: 0763771864
ISBN-13: 9780763771867
Edition: 3rd 2011 (Revised)
Authors: Judith Garrard
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Book details

List price: $100.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy helps students and practitioners better understand scientific literature by instilling the essential skills (via the matrix method) needed to critically evaluate article findings. The fundamental principles of searching, organizing, reviewing, and synthesizing are covered at the most basic level. Visual examples and a single case study are woven throughout the text. This easy-to-read and practical reference is an invaluable aid to students, researchers, and practitioners.The Third Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect the switch out of "paper" mode and into electronic mode. Clinical practice examples and references to PubMed and PubMed Central have been added throughout along with information on reference management softwares such as endnote and refworks.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Fundamentals of a Literature Review
Introduction
Review of the Literature
Well Beyond Index Cards
To Own the Literature
Research Synthesis: Historical Perspective
The Matrix Method: Definition and Overview
Review Matrix: A Versatile Tool
Overview of Chapters and Appendices
References to Websites
Caroline's Quest: Understanding the Process
Basic Concepts
Source Materials Defined
Different Kinds of Source Materials
Anatomy of a Scientific Paper---Finding what you need in a Typical Research Paper
Guidelines for a Methodological Review of the Literature
Caroline's Quest: Learning the Concepts
The Matrix Method
Paper Trail: How to Plan and Manage a Search of the Literature
What Is a Paper Trail?
How to Create a Paper Trail
How to Find Source Materials: Creating and Using a Paper Trail
Tips on Searching for Source Documents
Caroline's Quest: Managing the Search
Documents Folder: How to Select and Organize Documents for Review
How to Select the Documents for your Review
What Is a Documents Folder?
How to Organize a Documents Folder
How to Remember where you put the Documents
Caroline's Quest: Assembling a Documents Folder
Review Matrix: How to abstract the Research Literature
What is a Review Matrix?
How to Construct a Review Matrix
How to Arrange Documents for use in a Review Matrix
How to Choose Column Topics for a Review Matrix
How to Abstract Documents in a Review Matrix
Fringe Benefits of the Abstracting Process
Caroline's Quest: Constructing a Review Matrix
Synthesis: How to use a Review Matrix to Write a Synthesis
What Is a Synthesis?
How to Use a Review Matrix to Write a Synthesis
Caroline's Quest: Writing a Synthesis
Applications Using the Matrix Method
A Library of Lit Review Master Folders
What Is a Library of Lit Review Master Folders?
How to Create a Library of Lit Review Master Folders
How to Use a Library of Lit Review Master Folders
Making the Most of the Matrix Method
Caroline's Quest: Building her Own Library of Lit Review Master Folders
The Matrix Indexing System
What Is the Matrix Indexing System?
How to Set up a Matrix Indexing System
How to Expand the Documents Folder
How to Update a Literature Review Efficiently
Caroline's Quest: Using the Matrix Indexing System
Matrix Applications by Health Sciences Professionals
What are Matrix Applications?
How to Use Matrix Applications in a Research Project
How to Use Matrix Applications in a Meta-Analysis
How to Use Matrix Applications in Practice Guidelines
How to Use Matrix Applications in Evidence-Based Medicine
Caroline's Quest: Matrix Applications in a Nonscientific Setting
Useful Resources for Literature Reviews
Structure of Computer Folders for the Matrix Method
Index
About the Author

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