Doing A Literature Review in Health and Social Care

Doing A Literature Review in Health and Social Care

A Practical Guide

eBook - 2007
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'A comprehensive, easy to read guide which will help students to understand how to undertake a literature review, and how to use the resultant information effectively' - Anne-Marie Warnes, University of Central Lancashire. 'A very useful little book that answers all the questions that students ask' - Irene Mabbott. 'A good step-by-step guide on how to produce a comprehensive piece of work' - Simone Bedford, Swansea University. 'This is a very useful, sensible and well organised piece of work and students will benefit from it enormously' - Peter Jones, London South Bank University. Why do a literature review? What literature is relevant to my review? How do I appraise my findings? How do I present my literature review? This book is a step-by-step guide to doing a literature review in health and social care. It is crucial reading for all those undertaking their undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation or any research module which involves a literature review.This student-friendly book simplifies the complex process of systematically reviewing published literature, and provides a guide to searching, appraising and comparing literature to address a research question. Beginning with a discussion of the difference between a systematic and narrative review, you are then advised how to conduct a literature review, starting with defining the question, followed by strategies for searching the literature and emphasising the key elements that need to be considered when reviewing each kind of study. Throughout the book, there are practical tips on how to write up a literature review. "Doing a Literature Review" is an essential reading for all undergraduate students who are writing a literature based dissertation within the health and social care field, or as an introductory text for postgraduate study. It is also a useful text for those who are new to reviewing and appraising literature in the search for answers to questions that arise in practice.
Publisher: Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780335233847
0335233848
Characteristics: viii, 148 p
Additional Contributors: NetLibrary, Inc

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