Writing Literature Reviews-3rd Ed A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

ISBN-10: 1884585663
ISBN-13: 9781884585661
Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Jose Galvan
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Description:   * Guides students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. * Most chapters are conveniently divided into easy-to-follow guidelines, sequential steps, or checklists. Numerous examples throughout the  More...

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Book details

List price: $55.50
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 162
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

  * Guides students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. * Most chapters are conveniently divided into easy-to-follow guidelines, sequential steps, or checklists. Numerous examples throughout the book show students what should and should not be done when writing reviews. * Emphasizes critical analysis of reports of empirical research in academic journals--making it ideal as a supplement for research methods courses. This book makes it possible for students to work independently on a critical literature review as a term project. * Nine model literature reviews at the end of the book provide the stimulus for homework assignments and classroom discussions. * The activities at the end of each chapter keep students moving toward their goal of writing a polished, professional review of academic literature. * Most examples include material from recently published research. Includes nine model literature reviews for discussion and evaluation.   Table of Contents Chapters 1 Writing Reviews of Academic Literature: An Overview 2 Considerations in Writing Reviews for Specific Purposes 3 Selecting a Topic and Identifying Literature for Review 4 General Guidelines for Analyzing Literature 5 Analyzing Quantitative Research Literature 6 Analyzing Qualitative Research Literature 7 Building Tables to Summarize Literature 8 Synthesizing Literature Prior to Writing a Review 9 Guidelines for Writing a First Draft 10 Guidelines for Developing a Coherent Essay 11 Guidelines on Style, Mechanics, and Language Usage 12 Incorporating Feedback and Refining the First Draft 13 Preparing a Reference List 14 Comprehensive Self-Editing Checklist for Refining the Final Draft Model Literature Reviews for Discussion and Evaluation Review A: Cyberbullying Among College Students Journal of School Violence Review B: Waterpipe Smoking Among College Students in the United States Journal of American College Health Review C: The Effect of Student Discussion Frequency on Mathematics Achievement The Journal of Experimental Education Review D: Behaviors in Couples With a History of Infidelity Journal of Family Psychology Review E: The Prevalence of Stalking Among College Students Journal of American College Health Review F: School Social Workers' Experiences With Youth Suicidal Behavior Children & Schools Review G: Demographic and Academic Trends in Drinking Patterns and Alcohol-Related Problems Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education Review H: Overnight Stays and Children's Relationships With Resident and Nonresident Parents After Divorce Journal of Family Issues Review I: Language Brokering: An Integrative Review of the Literature Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences   Professor Reviews "Students have found Writing "Literature reviews one of the most helpful books.... Even students not in the course have gone to the bookstore looking for this book." -- Kathleen N. Bondy, University of Central Arkansas "Lucid, readable, and concise. Excellent detailed table of contents. Good full-length examples of literature reviews." -- Paul K. Dezendorf, East Carolina University "Excellent. A concise, 'task analytic' presentation of the complex steps necessary in writing literature reviews." -- Tom Cooke, Sonoma State University "Readable, concise, clear overview of the subject. My students rave about it. One said, 'I will keep this book for my whole master's [in nursing] program.'" -- Madge M. D

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