Writing Literature Reviews / Edition 5

Writing Literature Reviews / Edition 5

by Jose L. Galvan, Melisa C Galvan
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ISBN-10:
1936523035
ISBN-13:
9781936523030
Pub. Date:
10/28/2012
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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Overview

Writing Literature Reviews / Edition 5

• Guides students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations.

• Most chapters are conveniently divided into easy-to-follow guidelines, sequential steps, or checklists. Numerous examples throughout the book show students what should and should not be done when writing reviews.

• Emphasizes critical analysis of reports of empirical research in academic journals—making it ideal as a supplement for research methods courses. This book makes it possible for students to work independently on a critical literature review as a term project.

• Nine model literature reviews at the end of the book provide the stimulus for homework assignments and classroom discussions.

• The activities at the end of each chapter keep students moving toward their goal of writing a polished, professional review of academic literature.

• Most examples include material from recently published research. Includes nine model literature reviews for discussion and evaluation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936523030
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 186
Sales rank: 225,427
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Chapters

1 Writing Reviews of Academic Literature: An Overview

2 Considerations in Writing Reviews for Specific Purposes

3 Selecting a Topic and Identifying Literature for Review

4 General Guidelines for Analyzing Literature

5 Analyzing Quantitative Research Literature

6 Analyzing Qualitative Research Literature

7 Building Tables to Summarize Literature

8 Synthesizing Literature Prior to Writing a Review

9 Guidelines for Writing a First Draft

10 Guidelines for Developing a Coherent Essay

11 Guidelines on Style, Mechanics, and Language Usage

12 Incorporating Feedback and Refining the First Draft

13 Preparing a Reference List

14 Comprehensive Self-Editing Checklist for Refining the Final Draft

Model Literature Reviews for Discussion and Evaluation

Review A: Cyberbullying Among College Students

Journal of School Violence

Review B: Waterpipe Smoking Among College Students in the United States

Journal of American College Health

Review C: The Effect of Student Discussion Frequency on Mathematics Achievement

The Journal of Experimental Education

Review D: Behaviors in Couples With a History of Infidelity

Journal of Family Psychology

Review E: The Prevalence of Stalking Among College Students

Journal of American College Health

Review F: School Social Workers’ Experiences With Youth Suicidal Behavior

Children & Schools

Review G: Demographic and Academic Trends in Drinking Patterns and Alcohol-Related Problems

Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education

Review H: Overnight Stays and Children’s Relationships With Resident and Nonresident Parents After Divorce

Journal of Family Issues

Review I: Language Brokering: An Integrative Review of the Literature

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

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