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Telling a research story : writing a literature review

Author: Christine B Feak; John M Swales
Publisher: [Ann Arbor, Mich.] : University of Michigan Press, [2009] ©2009
Series: Michigan series in English for academic & professional purposes.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Progresses from general to specific issues in the writing of literature reviews. This book introduces some orientations that raise awareness of the issues that surround the telling of a research  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Leermiddelen (vorm)
Problems, exercises, etc
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine B Feak; John M Swales
ISBN: 9780472033362 0472033360
OCLC Number: 369327363
Notes: "Volume 2 of the revised and expanded edition of English in Today's Research World."
Description: xiv, 98 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: General introduction to the volumes --
Introduction to the literature review volume --
Orientations --
Why review the literature? --
Types and characteristics of literature reviews --
Check your literature review knowledge --
Scholars before researchers --
Typical advisor critiques of literature reviews --
How can order be imposed on the literature? --
Choosing areas to include in the review --
Getting started on the literature review --
Describing the selection criteria for literature in the review --
Metadiscourse --
Citation patterns --
Integral and non-integral citations --
Citation verb tense and aspect --
Reporting verbs --
Ambiguity in citations --
Drafting, redrafting, and redrafting again --
Taking a stance toward the literature --
Constructing and original discussion of previous work: using your own words --
Some strategies for paraphrasing --
Careful use of synonyms --
Summarizing --
Criteria for evaluating literature reviews --
Some final thoughts to consider.
Series Title: Michigan series in English for academic & professional purposes.
Other Titles: English in Today's Research World: a writing guide.
Responsibility: Christine B. Feak, John M. Swales.
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