The literature review : six steps to success
- Machi, Lawrence A.
- 2nd ed.
- Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2012.
- Physical description
- xx, 174 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
LB1047.3 .M33 2012
- Unknown LB1047.3 .M33 2012
- McEvoy, Brenda T.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 167) and index.
- Preface New to This Edition Audience Special Features and Text Organization Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction Key Vocabulary The Purpose of a Literature Review The Literature Review Defined The Literature Review Process Step 1. Select a Topic Step 2. Search the Literature Step 3. Develop the Argument Step 4. Survey the Literature Step 5. Critique the Literature Step 6. Write the Review Inquiry: The Necessary Precondition Ethics Pack Wisely Before You Begin Tips Summary Checklist Chapter 1: Step 1. Select a Topic Key Vocabulary Task 1. Choose a Research Interest Exercises Researcher Bias Task 2. Refine a Research Interest From a Personal Interest Activity 1. Specifying a Research Interest Activity 2. Focusing the Interest Activity 3. Selecting a Perspective Activity 4. Reflection: The Key to Interest Selection Task 3. Using the Research Interest to Identify a Preliminary Research Topic Rules for Library Use Task 4. Write the Preliminary Research Topic Statement Tips Summary Checklist Chapter 2: Step 2. Search the Literature Key Vocabulary Task 1. Select the Literature to Review Task 2. Conducting a Literature Search Activity 1. Managing Your Data Activity 2. Scanning the Literature Activity 3. Skimming the Literature Activity 4. Mapping Your Materials Activity 5. Creating Subject Memoranda Task 3. Refine Your Topic Tips Summary Checklist Chapter 3: Step 3. Develop the Argument Key Vocabulary Concept 1. Building the Case for a Literature Review Concept 2. Arguments-the Basics Concept 3. Evaluating the Basic Parts of an Argument Concept 4. Understanding Claims Claims Claim Acceptability Concept 5. Building Evidence Data Versus Evidence Data Quality Data Relevance Qualifying the Claim Concept 6. Warrants-Logically Connecting the Evidence to the Claim Concept 7. Multiple Claims Arguments Tips Summary Checklist Chapter 4: Step 4. Survey the Literature Key Vocabulary Task 1. Assemble the Collected Data Activity 1. Cataloging the Data Task 2. Organize the Information Activity 1. Arranging Information to Build Evidence Activity 2. Organizing the Information and Building Claims Task 3. Analyze the Patterns of the Data Complex Reasoning Comparative Reasoning Building the Discovery Argument: An Example Activity 1. Mapping the Argument of Discovery Activity 2. Analyzing the Argument Tips Summary Checklist Chapter 5: Step 5. Critique the Literature Key Vocabulary Concept 1. Implicative Reasoning Concept 2. The Two Arguments Concept 3. Argument Patterns Concept 4. Backing Concept 5. Fallacies Concept 6. The Case Is Everything Tips Summary Checklist Chapter 6: Step 6. Write the Review Key Vocabulary The Writing Process: Overview Task 1. Write to Understand Activity 1. Reviewing Notes and Memoranda Activity 2. Exploratory Writing Activity 3. Outlining Activity 4. Preliminary Drafting Task 2. Write to Be Understood Activity 1. Writing the First Draft Activity 2. Working With the Second and Third Drafts Activity 3. Completing the Final Draft Style Manuals Tips on Writing Last Words Glossary References and Further Reading Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- This new edition of the best-selling book offers graduate students in education and the social sciences a road map to developing and writing an effective literature review for a research project, thesis, or dissertation. Organized around a proven six-step model and incorporating technology into all of the steps, the book provides examples, strategies, and exercises that take students step by step through the entire process: Selecting a topic Searching the literature Developing arguments Surveying the literature Critiquing the literature Writing the literature review The second edition includes key vocabulary words, technology advice, and additional tips on when and how to write during the early stages-including the use of journals and memoranda-to make the literature review process a success.
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- Publication date
- Lawrence A. Machi, Brenda T. McEvoy.