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The literature review: six steps to success

The literature review: six steps to success

Machi, Lawrence A; McEvoy, Brenda T

From daunting to doable in six steps  The process of literature search and composing a formal literature review can be intimidating. But masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields have found academic argumentation to be seamlessly intuitive with the six-step process pioneered by this book. This updated third edition features a wealth of all-new content including: A flowchart that graphically illustrates Machi and McEvoy’s process. Reflective Oversight boxes in each chapter, prompting readers to direct metacognitive activities. Links to online guides and resources.  Expanded examples illustrating theoretical concepts

Paperback, Book. English.
Third edition.
All formats and editions (2)
Published Thousand Oaks, California: Corwin, [2016]

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Lawrence A. Machi, Brenda T. McEvoy
ISBN: 1506336248, 9781506336244
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xix, 166 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Subject: Research Methodology Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Research Methodology Study and teaching (Higher) Handbooks, manuals, etc.; Research Methodology Study and teaching (Secondary) Handbooks, manuals, etc.

Contents

  1. PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorsIntroduction
  2. Step One. Select a Topic
  3. Step Two. Develop the Tools of Argumentation
  4. Step Three. Search the Literature
  5. Step Four. Survey the Literature
  6. Step Five. Critique the Literature
  7. Step Sic. Write the ReviewGlossaryReferences and Further ReadingIndex

Reviews

"The Literature Review clearly walks educators through the steps to completing a literature review with helpful checklists and graphic representations of the process. It makes a very daunting task much more manageable and systematic for those who are new to writing literature reviews or who are having trouble getting started and maintaining momentum."||"The authors have provided a primer for planning, creating, developing, and researching literature reviews for new and experienced social scientists."||"The third edition of this text is the best guide yet for our dissertation students. The format provides the learner with the framework to think about each step of the literature review process. Candidates will find the graphs and charts most helpful as they conceptualize the process they will be using to think about their topic. This edition uses adult learning theory to keep the candidate focused on the best use of their time while organizing their review. This thorough and practical guide will provide candidates with the scholarly application that they require to think about their research."