This step-by-step guide takes the reader logically through the process of undertaking a literature review, from determining when this methodology might be useful, through to publishing the findings. It is designed particularly for students undertaking a dissertation using literature review methodology. However, it also caters to practitioners who wish to review the existing evidence in order to develop practice.
Key features of the text include:
Written by an established author with significant experience teaching and supervising students doing literature reviews, this invaluable text offers systematic and insightful advice on all aspects of literature review methodology, from problem identification to synthesizing information to forming conclusions. It is ideal for any student or practitioner in health and social care looking to undertake a literature review for study or practice purposes.
1. What is Literature Review Methodology? 2. Why Carry Out a Literature Review? 3. What Constitutes a Good Literature Review? 4. The Background and Rationale for the Review 5. Developing the Review Question and Aims 6. Carrying out the Search 7. Appraising the Literature 8. Synthesizing the Findings 8. Discussing the Literature Review Findings 10. Drawing Conclusions and Making Recommendations 11. Disseminating the Findings of a Literature Review