Doing Your Literature Review
Traditional and Systematic Techniques
- Jill Jesson - Aston University, UK
- Lydia Matheson - Aston University, UK
- Fiona M Lacey - Aston University, UK
- using libraries and the internet
- note making
- critical analysis
- referencing, plagiarism and copyright.
This book will be relevant to students from any discipline. It includes contributions from two lecturers who have many years experience of teaching research methods and the supervision of postgraduate research dissertations and a librarian, each offering expert advice on either the creation and assessment of literature reviews or the process of searching for information. The book also highlights the increasing importance for many disciplines of the systematic review methodology and discusses some of the specific challenges which it brings.
Jill K. Jesson has worked with multi-disciplinary research teams within the Aston School of Pharmacy, Aston Business School and with M-E-L Research, an independent public services research consultancy. She has now left Aston University and is working as a Consultant.
Lydia Matheson is an Information Specialist working for Library & Information Services at Aston University.
Fiona M. Lacey is an academic pharmacist, a member of the pharmacy practice teaching group in the School of Pharmacy, and Associate Dean in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston.
Fantastic resource for students entering the research phase
I find this title very rewarding to use both for the tutor and a student. It's suitable for understanding demands of a proper literature review, traditional or more systematic one.
Covers something all students need to think about across the course of the MA, and does so with a good level of clarity. Every step of getting on with a literature review is covered, and there's a good step-by-step approach to a lot of it.
The discussion of different types and purposes of 'traditional' literature review is likely to be a useful prop early on in a research skills module.
Essential for doing literature review
The book is recommended to students who have to write a literature review within their paper. Especially for writing their thesis (BSc).
This book provides an up to date overview of tackling literature reviews. Ideal for all researchers but maybe particularly useful for final year under-graduates and Masters students working on research projects and dissertations.
Thorough and accessible text supporting students working towards research.
A very good book that breaks down this important academic skill into manageable pieces
Well written, concise and highly informative text. From straightforward definitions through to contemporary methods.
This is a practical guide for both beginners and those with some experience in research. It helps in doing literature review in a more systematic way. Chapter two especially exposed the students to the wide range of resources from which they can obtain literature for review. The step by-step guide in chapter 5 and 6 were very good in sharpening their skills in reviewing literature. The systematic review bit was more introductory and it brought in meta-analysis. I would have loved to see some introduction to thematic and narrative analysis along meta-analysis. I do recommend this book for use by undergraduate and graduate students and course tutors.