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Literature Reviews in Social Work

Literature Reviews in Social Work

November 2013 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book will provide you with a clear and accessible guide to the process of conducting a literature review, giving you the skills, confidence and knowledge required to produce your own successful review.

 Drawing on their wealth of teaching experience, the authors outline best practice in:

-Choosing your topic

-Effective search strategies

-Taking notes

-Organising your material

-Accurate referencing

-Managing the process of writing your literature review

-Enhancing evidence-based practice.

Trying to complete a literature review, research project or dissertation as part of your social work degree? This book will prove the perfect companion.

Robin Kiteley is Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.

Chris Stogdon is a social work educator and practitioner.

What Is a Literature Review?
Developing a Research Topic
Planning and Organising your Literature Review
Literature Searching
Reading with a Purpose
Developing Your Critical and Analytical Skills
Strategies for Effective Note-Taking
Writing Your Literature Review
Referencing Skills
Evidence-based Practice

This well constructed, very accessible book is full of practice wisdom, hints, tips and sound advice. Students and more experienced colleagues will all benefit from studying this highly recommended essential guide.

Bernard Moss
Emeritus Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality, Staffordshire University

This is a good book particularly for undergraduate social work students undertaking literature based projects or dissertations

Ms Rhiannon Jones
Social Work, Keele University
March 4, 2016

An excellent book which takes the reader through the core elements around conducting a literature review. Clear explanations, with helpful easy to follow boxes to guide the reader to important aspects of the literature. The referencing skills section is particularly useful to aid the reader to follow the correct protocols for referencing, with illustrative examples. Overall an excellent read to support and aid students understanding for conducting a literature review.

Dr Azora Josephine Hurd
Social Work, Gloucestershire University
October 20, 2015

This book provides students with a clear and well argued framework. The author clearly understands the needs of students in both graduate and undergraduate courses.

Mr Samuel Baeza
Social Work, Chichester University
July 3, 2015

This is an excellent introduction to the principles and skills required to produce a high quality literature review. I have recommended to my students as a good primer for their CLRs or dissertations.

Mrs Ruth Parkes
School of Social Work, University of Central Lancashire
May 24, 2015

This books provides a really easy to use guide for students gaining an understanding of how to search for literature, read the literature, critique and review and reference the literature. It is presented in a clearly laid out format and contains some useful exercises and tips. This book would be suitable for students from level 4 onwards.

Miss Fiona Morgan
School of health and wellbeing, Wolverhampton University
April 16, 2015

An very accessible book for students and gives clear guidance on methodology and processes for conducting a literature review. A recommended practical guide to encourage students to get planning and writing their dissertations.

Claire Harnett
Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Univ. of Manchester
February 18, 2015

Many students are concerned about writing their first dissertation. However this book offers an excellent introductory guide to help them complete their literature review - the foundation of the dissertation.

Lesley Deacon
Social Work Department, University Of Sunderland
January 4, 2016

This text is a very useful supplement to Stogdon and Kitely's "Study Skills for Social Workers" which I recommend to my year 1 - 3 students. This extensive coverage of literature reviews will form the basis for year four teaching and support for our students undertakign a literature based dissertation.

Mr John Sturgeon
School of Social Sciences, Univ. of The West of Scotland
September 22, 2014

This is proving to be a useful text for students in their final year of social work training, and as they complete their Literature Reviews with their Research Methods.
This text is nicely set out and easily accessible, crucial when time is of the essence for beleaguered students!

Ms Donna Price
Dept of Childhood, Social Work & Social Care, University of Chichester
April 16, 2014

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Chapter One: What is a Literature Review?

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