Shows students how to synthesize literature using both qualitative and quantitative approaches. All major steps are profusely illustrated with examples. Your students will learn both the art and science of writing effective literature reviews. New to this edition: In order to place more emphasis on the process of writing, the material relevant to preparing the first draft has been expanded into five new chapters: Chapter 7 (Preparing a Topic Outline for the First Draft), Chapter 8 (Writing the First Draft: Basic Principles), Chapter 9 (Writing the First Draft: Optional Techniques), Chapter 10 (Writing the First Draft: Statistical Issues in Qualitative Reviews), and Chapter 11 (Building Tables to Summarize Literature). Also new: New examples have been incorporated throughout the book in order to keep it up-to-date.
As an MBA student I was told by my professors to write literary reviews for most of my courses, but no instruction was given on how to accomplish this task.
What I had to do is to individually research literary review articles, follow by example, and hope that I had done it correctly.
As a doctoral student writing articles and literary reviews is essential as part of the educational requirements, and as one of the requirements of the course on Advanced Academic Study and Writing. One of the required books is Pan, M. L. (2008). Preparing Literary Reviews: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches (3rd. ed.). Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing. ISBN 1-884585-76-0.
Easy to understand instructions on reviews of a qualitative and quantitative methods are explained. The text explains how to search for literature in professional journals, retrieve information from the Web, evaluate and interpret literature, writing the first draft and other useful information essential for every person that writes articles for professional journals or any type of publication.
I wish I'd know about this valuable resource when I was in my MBA studies.
It would have made my life much simpler, and I would have developed my writing and research methods much sooner. thank you Dr. Pan for a very helpful textbook on Preparing Literature Reviews.
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