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This dynamic guide to doing literature reviews demystifies the process in seven steps to show researchers how to produce a comprehensive literature review. Teaching techniques to bring systematic thoroughness and reflexivity to research, the authors show how to achieve a rich, ethical and reflexive review.
What makes this book unique:
Focuses on multimodal texts and settings such as observations, documents, social media, experts in the field and secondary data so that your review covers the full research environment
Puts mixed methods at the centre of the process
Shows you how to synthesize information thematically, rather than merely summarize the existing literature and findings
Brings culture into the process to help you address bias and understand the role of knowledge interpretation, guiding you through
Teaches the CORE of the literature review - Critical thinking, Organization, Reflections and Evaluation - and provides a guide for reflexivity at the end of each of the seven steps
Visualizes the steps with roadmaps so you can track progress and self-evaluate as you learn the steps
This book is the essential best practices guide for students and researchers, providing the understanding and tools to approach both the `how' and `why' of a rigorous, comprehensive, literature review.
PART ONE: OVERVIEW Chapter 1: Foundations of the Literature Review Chapter 2: The Literature Review Chapter 3: Methodology of the Literature Review PART TWO: EXPLORATION Chapter 4: Step 1: Exploring Beliefs and Topics Chapter 5: Step 2: Initiating the Search Chapter 6: Step 3: Storing and Organizing Information Chapter 7: Step 4: Selecting/Deselecting Information Chapter 8: Step 5: Expanding the Search: Media, Observation(s), Documents, Experts and Secondary Data PART THREE: INTEGRATION Chapter 9: Step 6: Analyzing and Synthesizing Information PART FOUR: COMMUNICATION Chapter 10: Step 7: Presenting the CLR Report: Planning Phase Chapter 11: Step 7: Presenting the CLR Written Report APPENDICES Appendix A: Supplemental Tables of Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research Designs Appendix B: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Legitimation Frameworks