Conducting Research Literature Reviews From the Internet to Paper

ISBN-10: 1412971896
ISBN-13: 9781412971898
Edition: 3rd 2010
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Book details

List price: $59.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

The Third Edition of Conducting Literature Reviews: From the Internet to Paper provides readers with an accessible but in-depth look at how to synthesize research literature. Bestselling author Arlene Fink shows researchers how to justify the need for and significance of research, and explain a study's findings.Key Features of the Third Edition Presents flow diagrams to assist the reader in linking each step of the review to the contents of each chapter Includes new references and other online resources to help users learn more about literature reviews Contains links to online literature reviews and meta-analyses. Guides readers in choosing online public and private bibliographic databases Offers advice on searching the web for research informationThe text also discusses the use of Boolean operators for simple and advanced searches, tells readers how to use bibliographic software to organize literature reviews and search "The Virtual File Cabinet."Intended AudienceThis text is for graduate students in the social science, health, educational, and business fields. It is also appropriate for anyone who design and manage public and private agencies, conduct research studies, and/or prepare strategic plans and grant proposals.

Arlene Fink (Ph.D.) is Professor of Medicine and Public Health at the University of California , Los Angeles and President of the Langley Research Institute . Her main interests include evaluation and survey research and the conduct of research literature reviews as well as the evaluation of their quality. Dr. Fink has conducted many research studies in medicine, public health and education. She is on the faculty of UCLA's Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and its Health Services Research Center and is on the Advisory Board of the University of Southern California 's Minority Research Center . She is also a consultant to the American Society for Bioethics, the International Society for Clinical Bioethics, and L'institut de Promotion del la Pr � vention Secondaire en Addictologie (IPPSA) Paris, France. Professor Fink has lectured extensively in the United States and internationally and is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 15 textbooks.

Preface
Reviewing the Literature: Why? For Whom? How?
Searching and Screening: The Practical Screen and Methodological Quality (Part 1: Research Design and Sampling)
Searching and Screening: Methodological Quality (Part 2: Collection, Interventions, Analysis, Results, and Conclusions)
Doing the Review--A Reader's Guide Chapter
What Did You Find? Synthesizing Results
Author Index
Subject Index

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