Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy

ISBN-10: 1284029980

ISBN-13: 9781284029987

Edition: 4th 2014

Authors: Judith Garrard

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Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy, Fourth Edition is an essential text for your nursing research course and provides students with a solid foundation and the tools they need to evaluate articles and research effectively. The Fourth Edition builds on the digital updates made to the previous edition and highlights the Matrix Method and the skills necessary to critically evaluate articles. The text also covers Method Maps, which teach students how to effectively construct a research study.The author leads students through the process of how to manage a quality literature review in the context of evidence-based practice. A case study highlighting a typical graduate student is woven throughout the text to illustrate the importance of literature reviews and evidence-based practice.Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy, Fourth Edition is appropriate for graduate level nursing courses as well as undergraduate Nursing Research courses that require literature reviews. Key Features: • Data Visualization: A Digital Exploration is an interactive, online appendix • The Matrix Method teaches the essential skills around literature evaluation • A real-life scenario case study is woven throughout each chapter to reinforce key concepts• Completely updated chapter on the guidelines for Methodological Review• Method Maps are introduced to convey the thought process around designing a research studyOnline Bonus!Each text purchase includes access to an online supplement for students. The Fourth Edition features a cutting-edge, interactive appendix. This digital exploration of Data Visualization includes new content, podcasts from the author, and supplemental resources such as TED talks. This is a fantastic student resource! For more information visit
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List price: $94.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 6/2/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Fundamentals of a Literature Review
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 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 Efficiently Update a Literature Review
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
Data Visualization: A Digital Exploration
About the Author
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