Writing Literature Reviews

Writing Literature Reviews
Author: Jose L. Galvan,Melisa C. Galvan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-04-05
ISBN: 1351858912
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Literature Reviews Book Excerpt:

This useful guide educates students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. The authors provide numerous examples from published reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed throughout the book. New to the seventh edition: Each chapter breaks down the larger holistic review of literature exercise into a series of smaller, manageable steps Practical instructions for navigating today’s digital libraries Comprehensive discussions about digital tools, including bibliographic and plagiarism detection software Chapter activities that reflect the book’s updated content New model literature reviews Online resources designed to help instructors plan and teach their courses (www.routledge.com/9780415315746).

So You Have to Write a Literature Review

So  You Have to Write a Literature Review
Author: Catherine G.P. Berdanier,Joshua B. Lenart
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-09-28
ISBN: 1119555051
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So You Have to Write a Literature Review Book Excerpt:

Is a literature review looming in your future? Are you procrastinating on writing a literature review at this very moment? If so, this is the book for you. Writing often causes trepidation and procrastination for engineering students—issues that compound while writing a literature review, a type of academic writing most engineers are never formally taught. Consider this workbook as a “couch-to-5k” program for engineering writers rather than runners: if you complete the activities in this book from beginning to end, you will have a literature review draft ready for revision and content editing by your research advisor. So, You Have to Write a Literature Review presents a dynamic and practical method in which engineering students—typically late-career undergraduates or graduate students—can learn to write literature reviews, and translate genre-based writing instruction into easy-to-follow, bite-sized activities and content. Written in a refreshingly conversational style while acknowledging that writing is quite difficult, Catherine Berdanier and Joshua Lenart leverage their unique disciplinary backgrounds with decades of experience teaching academic engineering writing in this user-friendly workbook

Making Literature Reviews Work A Multidisciplinary Guide to Systematic Approaches

Making Literature Reviews Work  A Multidisciplinary Guide to Systematic Approaches
Author: Rob Dekkers,Lindsey Carey,Peter Langhorne
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2022-08-10
ISBN: 3030900258
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Literature Reviews Work A Multidisciplinary Guide to Systematic Approaches Book Excerpt:

This textbook guides the reader on how to undertake high-quality literature reviews, from traditional narrative to protocol-driven reviews. The guidance covers a broad range of purposes, disciplines and research paradigms. Whether the literature review is part of a research project, doctoral study, dissertation or a stand-alone study, the book offers approaches, methods, tools, tips and guidelines to produce more effective literature reviews in an efficient manner. The numerous examples are drawn from an array of subject areas, such as economics, healthcare, education, medicine, psychology, software engineering amongst others. This makes it worthwhile for a wide range of studies and for reviews into evidence-based interventions, policies, practices and treatments. There is attention given to presenting, reporting and publishing literature reviews. With the additional clarity brought about by explanatory tables and graphs, this textbook is a ‘must-have’ for all students, researchers, academics and practitioners at any stage of their project or career when engaging with literature. In addition, citizens, policymakers and practitioners will benefit from the guidance with better insight into how literature reviews could and should have been conducted.

Literature Review and Research Design

Literature Review and Research Design
Author: Dave Harris
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2019-12-16
ISBN: 1000740358
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature Review and Research Design Book Excerpt:

Designing a research project is possibly the most difficult task a dissertation writer faces. It is fraught with uncertainty: what is the best subject? What is the best method? For every answer found, there are often multiple subsequent questions, so it’s easy to get lost in theoretical debates and buried under a mountain of literature. This book looks at literature review in the process of research design, and how to develop a research practice that will build skills in reading and writing about research literature—skills that remain valuable in both academic and professional careers. Literature review is approached as a process of engaging with the discourse of scholarly communities that will help graduate researchers refine, define, and express their own scholarly vision and voice. This orientation on research as an exploratory practice, rather than merely a series of predetermined steps in a systematic method, allows the researcher to deal with the uncertainties and changes that come with learning new ideas and new perspectives. The focus on the practical elements of research design makes this book an invaluable resource for graduate students writing dissertations. Practicing research allows room for experiment, error, and learning, ultimately helping graduate researchers use the literature effectively to build a solid scholarly foundation for their dissertation research project.

Literature Reviews in Social Work

Literature Reviews in Social Work
Author: Robin Kiteley,Christine Stogdon
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2013-11-14
ISBN: 1446292665
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literature Reviews in Social Work Book Excerpt:

This book will provide you with a clear and accessible guide to the process of conducting a literature review, giving you the skills, confidence and knowledge required to produce your own successful review. Drawing on their wealth of teaching experience, the authors outline best practice in: -Choosing your topic -Effective search strategies -Taking notes -Organising your material -Accurate referencing -Managing the process of writing your literature review -Enhancing evidence-based practice. Trying to complete a literature review, research project or dissertation as part of your social work degree? This book will prove the perfect companion. Robin Kiteley is Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield. Chris Stogdon is a social work educator and practitioner.

Successful Academic Writing

Successful Academic Writing
Author: Anneliese A. Singh,Lauren Lukkarila
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN: 1462529429
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Successful Academic Writing Book Excerpt:

Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features *Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. *Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. *Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. *Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. *End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.

Student Research and Report Writing

Student Research and Report Writing
Author: Gabe T. Wang,Keumjae Park
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN: 1118963903
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Student Research and Report Writing Book Excerpt:

This is an invaluable, concise, all-in-one guide for carrying out student research and writing a paper, adaptable to course use and suitable for use by students independently, it successfully guides students along every step of the way. Allows students to better manage their research projects Exercises and worksheets break down the research process into small steps and walk students through each stage of the research project Offers real-world and lively examples that are attractive and relevant to students Based on twenty years of experience in teaching research techniques to students in a way that avoids the methodology “overkill” from encyclopaedic and intimidating textbooks Accompanying website includes powerpoint lecture slides for instructors and helpful links to video resources for student. Visit www.wiley.com\go\wang\researchreportwriting

The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing

The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing
Author: Cynthia E. Carr
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2014-08-01
ISBN: 1483312240
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing Book Excerpt:

In this practical, accessible guide for students, faculty, and other university personnel, author Cynthia E. Carr shares her best practices for planning, writing, and winning research grants based on her own experience submitting more than 300 grant proposals and securing millions of dollars in awards. Insightful, innovative, and informative, the book goes beyond coverage of standard grant writing to specifically address the issues faced by the higher education community, including the university bureaucracy and how to navigate it. The Nuts and Bolts of Grant Writing covers everything from budgets to submissions and federal to foundation competitions, giving novices the opportunity to leapfrog over some of the hard lessons that most college and university grant seekers must learn from trial and error and allowing those with more experience to sharpen their skills. “At last, a book aimed at helping college faculty learn the ins and outs of obtaining grant funding. Today more than ever, faculty at all types and level of schools want and need to pursue grant money to support their research efforts; and now they have useful tool to help them get started.” —Craig P. Donovan, Kean University “Insightful, innovative, and informative! A ‘must-read’ for the novice grant writer who is looking to gain some behind-the-scenes experience. I thoroughly enjoyed this text.” —Armen Shaomian, University of South Carolina “It is good, solid information, written in an understandable language. I like its honesty and straightforwardness. The author clearly knows the material and has information critical to the process of successful grant proposal writing.” —Sandra Yudilevich Espinoza, Salem State University “The inclusion of text about working with university-sponsored research and university relations is great. This is an important topic that, to my knowledge, has not been addressed in other grant writing books.” —Karen A. Randolph, Florida State University “The examples, boxes, and glossaries in the proposal are excellent and provide a ‘real-life’ look at the concepts being presented.” —Carol E. Gettings, State University of NY College at Buffalo

Academic Writing Skills for International Students

Academic Writing Skills for International Students
Author: Siew Hean Read
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2018-10-17
ISBN: 1352003767
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Academic Writing Skills for International Students Book Excerpt:

This engaging guide will equip students who are non-native speakers of English with the tools and confidence to respond effectively and appropriately to written assignments at university. It supports students in the development of essential writing skills, such as structuring paragraphs and building an argument, and provides practical guidance on adhering to the conventions of academic writing. It guides students systematically through a series of text analyses which bring out key linguistic and rhetorical features, making complex textual issues manageable and understandable for learners of all abilities. This is an ideal self-study aid for non-native English speakers, both on pre-sessional language courses and on degree programmes, who need to get to grips with the conventions of academic writing.

Becoming a Writing Researcher

Becoming a Writing Researcher
Author: Ann Blakeslee,Cathy Fleischer
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2019-07-24
ISBN: 1351121200
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming a Writing Researcher Book Excerpt:

Becoming a Writing Researcher effectively guides students through the stages of conducting qualitative writing research, from the initial step of seeing themselves as researchers, to identifying research questions, selecting appropriate methodological tools, conducting the research, and interpreting and reporting findings. Exercises and activities, as well as anecdotes and examples from both novice and seasoned researchers, serve to acquaint readers thoroughly with the practice of carrying out research for scholarly or professional purposes. This second edition introduces students to research methods in a gradual and contextualized manner. Each chapter offers a discussion of a particular portion of the research process, followed by consideration of physical, conceptual, and strategic tools that allow a master’s level researcher to conduct that part of the research. Sections within each chapter also cover issues of stance and positionality that impact the researcher and the resulting research. Becoming a Writing Researcher, second edition, is an essential text for all novice researchers and is particularly well suited for use in graduate-level research methods courses in writing studies and technical communications. It is also ideal for use in other disciplines with strong qualitative methodology research programs, including education.

How to Write a Master s Thesis

How to Write a Master s Thesis
Author: Yvonne N. Bui
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2013-04-03
ISBN: 1483321320
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Write a Master s Thesis Book Excerpt:

Yvonne N. Bui's How to Write a Master's Thesis is a step-by-step guidebook that demystifies a process that can often prove to be overwhelming and confusing to graduate students. The tone and format of this applied book is reader-friendly and includes practical suggestions that go beyond informing what "should" be done. It is chock full of detailed explanations, examples, and supplemental materials that have been used successfully in advising students in completing their master's theses.

The SAGE Guide to Writing in Criminal Justice Research Methods

The SAGE Guide to Writing in Criminal Justice Research Methods
Author: Jennifer M. Allen,Steven Hougland
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN: 1544364695
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Guide to Writing in Criminal Justice Research Methods Book Excerpt:

The SAGE Guide to Writing in Criminal Justice Research Methods equips students with transferable writing skills that can be applied across the field of criminal justice—both academically and professionally. Authors Jennifer M. Allen and Steven Hougland interweave professional and applied writing, academic writing, and information literacy, with the result being a stronger, more confident writer, researcher, and student in criminal justice. Focused on teaching students how to write in the academic setting while introducing them to a number of other writing tools specific to research methods, such as writing literature reviews, abstracts, proposals, and more. The perfect companion for any criminal justice research methods course, this brief text focuses on key topics that will benefit students in their classes and in the field.

Research Methods in International Relations

Research Methods in International Relations
Author: Christopher Lamont
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-11-20
ISBN: 1529764955
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in International Relations Book Excerpt:

The only guide to conducting research in International Relations. Covering the full breadth of methods in IR with unrivalled clarity, this best-selling textbook takes you through the entire process of doing research, from honing your question to writing up the dissertation. The engaging and jargon-free style demystifies the process of doing research, whilst helping you develop a comprehensive understanding of the strengths and limitations of different methods and methodologies. This second edition comes with new chapters on conducting interviews and discourse analysis, as well as expanded coverage of qualitative and quantitative methods. Packed with examples, it explores the breadth of IR research today, from the long-lasting impact of colonialism to migration policy; climate change negotiations to international aid. Covering the most cutting-edge methodological developments, including critical realism, feminist, and postcolonial approaches, it helps you understand and apply research methods in world politics. This practical introduction is essential reading for anyone setting out on their International Relations research project for the first time, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Christopher Lamont is Assistant Dean of E-Track Programs and Associate Professor of International Relations at Tokyo International University, Japan.

The Portable Mentor

The Portable Mentor
Author: Mitchell J. Prinstein
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2012-09-14
ISBN: 1461439949
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Portable Mentor Book Excerpt:

The ten year anniversary of the book offers an excellent opportunity to publish a second edition. Several aspects of the book have evolved considerably since its first printing. For instance, substantial revision to the internship, licensure, and certification processes has occurred, and are reflected in this resource. Much of the literature on clinical psychology, cultural sensitivity, and the current job market is updated. Changes in technology have large effects on teaching and practicing clinical psychology. These modifications are needed to offer appropriate and updated information for students. In short, virtually every chapter has substantial modification to ensure that the material is accurate and up to date.

Bibliographic Research in Composition Studies

Bibliographic Research in Composition Studies
Author: Vicki Byard
Publsiher: Parlor Press LLC
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-10-02
ISBN: 1602357935
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliographic Research in Composition Studies Book Excerpt:

Bibliographic Research in Composition Studies is a student-friendly guide to how knowledge is constructed and disseminated in composition studies, as well as a thorough handbook on how to conduct bibliographic research in the discipline. Student readers are taught Stephen North's taxonomy of scholarship, empirical research, and practice so that they can better contextualize the sources they read, and they learn the unique ways that some genres of publication function in composition studies. The book also leads students through the entire process of completing a bibliographic assignment.

Quality in Postgraduate Education

Quality in Postgraduate Education
Author: Yoni Ryan,Ortrun Zuber-Skerritt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-12-22
ISBN: 1317760875
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Quality in Postgraduate Education Book Excerpt:

This text is designed to respond to the uppermost area of concern in postgraduate education today - that of achieving quality. The book discusses issues of quality and research culture, including criteria for evaluating theses and research applications, and women and overseas students.

Empirical Research and Writing

Empirical Research and Writing
Author: Leanne C. Powner
Publsiher: CQ Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN: 1483370666
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empirical Research and Writing Book Excerpt:

Students can easily misstep when they first begin to do research. Leanne C. Powner’s new title Empirical Research and Writing: A Student′s Practical Guide provides valuable advice and guidance on conducting and writing about empirical research. Chapter by chapter, students are guided through the key steps in the research process. Written in a lively and engaging manner and with a dose of humor, this practical text shows students exactly how to choose a research topic, conduct a literature review, make research design decisions, collect and analyze data, and then write up and present the results. The book′s approachable style and just-in-time information delivery make it a text students will want to read, and its wide-ranging and surprisingly sophisticated coverage will make it an important resource for their later coursework.

Management and Business Research

Management and Business Research
Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Lena J. Jaspersen,Richard Thorpe,Danat Valizade
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2021-04-28
ISBN: 1529758556
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management and Business Research Book Excerpt:

This bestselling textbook has been fully updated, and provides readers with a comprehensive overview of methods for conducting business and management research. Highly visual, and written in a clear and accessible way, the book includes helpful learning features throughout, including learning goals at the start of each chapter, a research in action feature, examples, a Research Plan Canvas template and more. The content has been brought up-to-date with the inclusion of big data, predictive analytics and a dedicated chapter on machine learning. Accompanying the book is a wealth of online resources to further enhance your learning experience, including: MCQs Video content Templates and data sets Glossary flashcards Additional case studies These can be accessed by students at study.sagepub.com/easterbysmith7e

Research Methods in Applied Settings

Research Methods in Applied Settings
Author: Jeffrey A. Gliner,George A. Morgan,Nancy L. Leech
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 1317526902
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Methods in Applied Settings Book Excerpt:

This text teaches readers how to plan, conduct, and write a research project and select and interpret data through its integrated approach to quantitative research methods. Although not a statistics book, students learn to master which technique to use when and how to analyze and interpret results, making them better consumers of research. Organized around the steps of conducting a research project, this book is ideal for those who need to analyze journal articles. With teaching experience in various departments, the authors know how to address the research problems faced by behavioral and social sciences students. Independent sections and chapters can be read in any order allowing for flexibility in assigning topics. Adopters applaud the book’s clarity and applied interdependent approach to research. The book emphasizes five research approaches: randomized experimental, quasi-experimental, comparative, associational, and descriptive. These five approaches lead to three kinds of research designs which lead to three groups of statistics with the same names. This consistent framework increases comprehension while avoiding confusion caused by inconsistent terminology. Numerous examples, diagrams, tables, key terms, key distinctions, summaries, applied problems, interpretation questions, and suggested readings further promote understanding. This extensively revised edition features: More examples from published research articles to help readers better understand the research process. New Research in the Real World boxes that highlight actual research projects from various disciplines. Defined key terms in the margins and interpretation questions that help readers review the material. More detailed explanations of key concepts including reliability, validity, estimation, ethical and bias concerns, data security and assumptions, power analysis , and multiple and logistic regression. New sections on mediation and moderation analysis to address the latest techniques. More coverage of quasi-experimental design and qualitative research to reflect changing practices. A new appendix on how to write about results using APA guidelines to help new researchers. Online resources available at www.routledge.com/9781138852976 that provide instructors with PowerPoints, test questions, critical thinking exercises, a conversion guide, and answers to all of the book’s problems and questions. Students will find learning objectives, annotated links to further readings and key concepts, and key terms with links to definitions. Intended for graduate research methods or design or quantitative/experimental research methods courses in psychology, education, human development, family studies, and other behavioral, social, and health sciences, some exposure to statistics and research methods is recommended.

Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education

Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education
Author: Mary Olufunmilayo Adekson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2019-07-23
ISBN: 135116418X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive handbook provides counselors in training, counselor educators, and professional counselors with the latest information on major contemporary issues impacting the field. The design of the book is both conceptual and practical, reflecting current trends and issues from the perspective of expert counselor educators, and provides an up-to-date discussion of the importance of multicultural awareness and skills. The book is split into helpful sections covering a range of areas including social and cultural diversity, neuroscience, risk prevention in counseling, writing and publishing research, and career development. Grounded in contemporary research and aligned with the 2016 CACREP core content areas, the Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education is an indispensable resource for both graduate-level trainees and professional counselors alike.