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The literature review : six steps to success

Author: Lawrence A Machi; Brenda T McEvoy
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, ©2009.
Series: Six steps to success.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written in user-friendly language, this compact reference offers master's and doctoral-level students in education and the social sciences a roadmap to developing and writing an effective literature review for a research project, thesis, or dissertation. Organized around a comprehensive and detailed six-step developmental model, the book provides guided exercises, graphics, charts, and examples from the everyday  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Guides, manuels, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence A Machi; Brenda T McEvoy
ISBN: 9781412961356 1412961351 9781412961349 1412961343
OCLC Number: 213313309
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
Special Features and Text Organization x -- Introduction: The Literature Review Process-Getting Started 1 -- The Purpose of a Literature Review 2 -- The Literature Review Defined 4 -- The Literature Review Process 4 -- Step 1 Select a Topic 4 -- Step 2 Search the Literature 5 -- Step 3 Develop the Argument 5 -- Step 4 Survey the Literature 6 -- Step 5 Critique the Literature 6 -- Step 6 Write the Review 6 -- Inquiry: The Necessary Precondition 6 -- Pack Wisely Before You Begin 8 -- Step 1 Select a Topic 13 -- Stage 1 Choose a Research Interest 16 -- Researcher Bias 19 -- Stage 2 Select a Research Interest From the Everyday Interest 20 -- Specifying a Research Interest 21 -- Focusing the Interest 22 -- Selecting a Perspective 22 -- Reflection: The Key to Interest Selection 23 -- Stage 3 Use the Research Interest to Choose the Research Topic 26 -- Stage 4 Visit the Library 30 -- Step 2 Search the Literature 35 -- Stage 1 Discover the Literature to Review 36 -- Stage 2 Conduct a Literature Search 37 -- Stage 3 Scan the Literature 39 -- Stage 4 Use the Internet 42 -- Stage 5 Manage Your Data 44 -- Bibliographic Documentation 44 -- Scan Progress 45 -- Stage 6 Skim the Literature 46 -- Stage 7 Map Your Materials 48 -- Mapping by Core Idea 49 -- Mapping by Author Contribution 50 -- Stage 8 Refine Your Topic 53 -- Stage 9 Expand Your Topic 55 -- Step 3 Develop the Argument 59 -- Stage 1 Build the Case for a Literature Review 60 -- Stage 2 Arguments 62 -- Stage 3 Evaluate the Basic Parts of an Argument 62 -- Stage 4 Claims 65 -- Claims 65 -- Evidence 70 -- Warrant 74 -- Stage 5 Multiple Claims Arguments 76 -- Step 4 Survey the Literature 81 -- Stage 1 Assemble the Collected Data 82 -- Assembling the Data 82 -- Recording the Data 83 -- Stage 2 Synthesize the Information 85 -- Synthesizing the Information and Building Evidence 85 -- Reasoning Patterns 88 -- Integrating the Information and Building Claims 92 -- Stage 3 Analyze the Patterns of the Data 94 -- Complex Reasoning 94 -- Comparative Reasoning 96 -- Building the Discovery Argument: An Example 97 -- Mapping the Argument of Discovery 99 -- Analyzing the Argument 99 -- Step 5 Critique the Literature 105 -- Stage 1 Implicative Reasoning 106 -- Stage 2 The Two Arguments 107 -- Stage 3 Argument Patterns 110 -- Stage 4 Backing 116 -- Stage 5 Fallacious Arguments 122 -- Stage 6 The Case Is Everything 124 -- Step 6 Write the Review 127 -- The Writing Process: Overview 129 -- Stage 1 Write to Understand 129 -- Stage 2 Write to Be Understood 129 -- Stage 1 Write to Understand 130 -- Exploratory Writing 131 -- The Preliminary Draft 143 -- Preliminary Draft: The Audit 145 -- Preliminary Draft: The Edit 146 -- Stage 2 Write to Be Understood 146 -- Analysis 148 -- Evaluation 148 -- Outside Review 149 -- The Second and Third Drafts 150 -- The Final Draft 151 -- Style Manuals 151.
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Description: xvi, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The literature review process: getting started --
Select a topic --
Search the literature --
Develop the argument --
Survey the literature --
Critique the literature --
Write the review.
Series Title: Six steps to success.
Responsibility: Lawrence A. Machi, Brenda T. McEvoy.
Local System Bib Number:
.b24780376

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Written in user-friendly language, this resource offers master's and doctoral level students in education and the social sciences a road map to developing and writing an effective literature review  Read more...
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