Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

by Jose L. Galvan, Melisa C. Galvan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351858915
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/05/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Jose L. Galvan (Ph.D., 1980, UT Austin) is Professor Emeritus at California State University, Los Angeles.  His academic career spans 39 years, including appointments at UCLA; Teachers College, Columbia University; California State University, Los Angeles; and San Francisco State University.

Melisa C. Galvan (Ph.D., 2013, UC Berkeley) is Assistant Professor at California State University, Northridge.

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I: Managing The Literature Search; 1. Writing Reviews of Academic Literature: An Overview 2. Learn to Navigate the Electronic Resources in Your University’s Library 3. Selecting a Topic for Your Review 4. Organizing Yourself to Begin the Selection of Relevant Titles; Part II: Analyzing The Relevant Literature; 5. Conduct a Deep Analysis of the Articles 6. Analyzing Quantitative Research Literature 7. Analyzing Qualitative Research Literature 8. Organizing Your Notes by Grouping the Results of Your Analysis; Part III: Writing The First Draft Of Your Literature Review; 9. Synthesizing Trends and Patterns: Preparing to Write 10. Guidelines for Writing a First Draft 11. Guidelines for Developing a Coherent Essay; Part IV: Editing And Preparing The Final Draft Of Your Review; 12. Guidelines for Editing Your Essay 13. Preparing a Reference List; Appendix A: Comprehensive Checklist; Appendix B: Sample Literature Reviews

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