Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy The Matrix Method

ISBN-10: 0763740047

ISBN-13: 9780763740047

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Judith Garrard

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This text 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.
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List price: $77.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 8/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 199
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Fundamentals of a Literature Review
Review of the Literature
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 Appendix
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 Out 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 Section: How to Select and Organize Documents for Review
How to Select the Right Documents for Your Review
What Is a Documents Section?
How to Organize a Documents Section
How to Remember Where You Put the Documents
Caroline's Quest: Assembling a Documents Section
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 Books
What Is a Library of Lit Review Books?
How to Create a Library of Lit Review Books
How to Use a Library of Lit Review Books
Caroline's Quest: Building a Library of Lit Review Books
The Matrix Indexing System
What Is the Matrix Indexing System?
How to Set Up a Matrix Indexing System
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 Developing Clinical 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
About the Author
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