The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success

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SAGE Publications, 2009 - Education - 164 pages
A clear, understandable six-step method for streamlining the literature review process!

Written in user-friendly language, this resource offers master′s and doctoral level students in education and the social sciences a road map to developing and writing an effective literature review for a research project, thesis, or dissertation.

Organized around a comprehensive and detailed six-step developmental model, the book provides guided exercises, graphics, charts, and examples from the everyday experiences of practitioners. Both novice and experienced researchers will find invaluable assistance for:

Selecting a topic

Searching the literature

Developing arguments

Surveying the literature

Critiquing the literature

Writing the literature review

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Contents

Pack Wisely Before You Begin
8
Search the Literature
35
Develop the Argument
59
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Lawrence A. Machi is a professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne, in La Verne, California.

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