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These books will provide additional help for writing a literature review.
Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology
Call Number: Keffer Stacks LB 1028 M3964 2015
Focused on increasing the credibility of research and evaluation, the Fourth Edition of Donna M. Mertens's comprehensive Research and Evaluation in Education and Psychology: Integrating Diversity with Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods incorporates the viewpoints of various research paradigms into its descriptions of these methods. Providing specific advice on conducting research in culturally complex communities, the new edition has been updated to align with the American Psychological Association and the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education accreditation requirements. Approximately sixty percent of the content in the Fourth Edition is new, updated with numerous contemporary examples, making this book one of the most comprehensive, accessible, and practical methods books available.
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What is a Literature Review?
What is a literature review?
- It reviews a collection of published research related to a research question.
- It summarizes, evaluates, describes and/or integrates information on that research question.
- It provides an overview of significant literature published on a topic.
Generally, there are five parts to a literature review.
This guide will offer tips and suggestions for writing a literature review. Use the tabs above to learn about each step in the process.
What is the Value in Writing a Literature Review?
A literature review will help you:
- Identify seminal works and authors in your topic area (i.e. the really important ones!)
- Evaluate the current state of research in your field and identify trends.
- Identify possible gaps in the literature for the topic.
- Give your research a conceptual framework.
- Understand divergent opinions on a topic if it is controversial.
- Demonstrate your understanding of your chosen field.
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