The Literature Review: A Step-by-Step Guide for Students
This second edition of Diana Ridley′s bestselling book provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a literature search and literature review, using cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice. Ridley outlines practical strategies for conducting a systematic search of the available literature, reading and note taking and writing up your literature review as part of an undergraduate research project, Masters dissertation or PhD thesis.
New to this edition are:
This book also comes with a companion website containing a wide range of examples of successful literature reviews from various academic disciplines.
2 The multiple purposes of a literature review
3 Sources of information and conducting searches
4 Reading and notetaking strategies
keeping records and organising information
6 Structuring the literature review
7 Intext citations
8 Being critical