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Writing literature reviews : a guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences

Author: Jose L Galvan
Publisher: Glendale, CA : Pyrczak, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"This easy-to-follow guide instructs students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. There are numerous examples from published literature reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed in this text. New to this edition: Three of the seven model literature reviews have been updated. Also new: A chapter on preparing a reference list has been added. This text has been  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jose L Galvan
ISBN: 9781936523030 1936523035
OCLC Number: 811337994
Description: xiv, 186 pages ; 28 cm
Contents: Writing reviews of academic literature: an overview --
Considerations in writing reviews for specific purposes --
Selecting a topic and identifying literature for review --
General guidelines for analyzing literature --
Analyzing quantitative research literature --
Analyzing qualitative research literature --
Building tables to summarize literature --
Synthesizing literature prior to writing a review --
Guidelines for writing a first draft --
Guidelines for developing a coherent essay --
Guidelines on style, mechanics, and language usage --
Incorporating feedback and refining the first draft --
Preparing a reference list --
Comprehensive self-editing checklist for refining the final draft.
Responsibility: Jose L. Galvan.

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"This easy-to-follow guide instructs students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations. There are numerous examples from published literature reviews that illustrate the guidelines discussed in this text. New to this edition: Three of the seven model literature reviews have been updated. Also new: A chapter on preparing a reference list has been added. This text has been a best-seller since the publication of the first edition in 1999"--Publisher's website.

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