You will conduct a literature review consisting of at least 6 scholarly articles. Articles must be recent (2010 or newer). This guide provides resources and information on finding relevant databases and journals, conducting scholarly research, and writing citations.
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What is a Literature Review?
A literature review is a written summary and analysis of existing original research on a particular topic. Original research is a report or article of a study written by the people who conducted the study. It generally includes a description of the study and population, methods, findings, and a conclusion. Literature reviews can be used by authors to create a foundation or justification for their research, and to demonstrate knowledge on the current state of a field.
The Literature Review by Lawrence A. Machi; Brenda T. McEvoyFrom daunting to doable in six steps The process of literature search and composing a formal literature review can be intimidating. But masters and doctoral candidates in Education and related fields have found academic argumentation to be seamlessly intuitive with the six-step process pioneered by this book. This updated third edition features a wealth of all-new content including: A flowchart that graphically illustrates Machi and McEvoy's process. Reflective Oversight boxes in each chapter, prompting readers to direct metacognitive activities. Links to online guides and resources. Expanded examples illustrating theoretical concepts.
Publication Date: 2016-06-09
Literature Reviews Made Easy by Paula DawidowiczThis book is designed to help you achieve one specific goal. It's not designed to give you the philosophies of conducting research. It's not designed to give you a background in a specific academic discipline or a specific topic. It's not designed to give you theory. It's designed specifically to instruct you in the practicalities of the writing process used to create strong, thorough, and potentially bulletproof literature reviews. This book is the culmination of years of research experience. It's also the culmination of several years of teaching writing and critical thinking to doctoral students. Although it began as a tool for doctoral students, it has been expanded to be useful for everyone from senior high school students through doctoral candidates working on developing their first literature review or a larger literature review than they normally develop. It has been created for everyone from academics to new business entrepreneurs with good ideas who are trying to write their first reviews to support the new idea they're proposing.
The cornerstone of scholarly research is the peer review process. Articles are reviewed by experts prior to publication. These experts (peers) consider the validity of the author(s) methods, findings and conclusions.