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:

  1. Examples drawn from a wide range of disciplines
  2. A new chapter on conducting systematic reviews
  3. Increased guidance on evaluating the quality of online sources and online literature
  4. Enhanced guidance in dealing with copyright and permissions issues.

Author Details
Diana Ridley, Sheffield Hallam University

Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The multiple purposes of a literature review
Chapter 3: Sources of information and conducting searches
Chapter 4: Reading and note-taking strategies
Chapter 5: Reference management: keeping records and organising information
Chapter 6: Structuring the literature review
Chapter 7: In-text citations
Chapter 8: Being critical
Chapter 9: Foregrounding writer voice
Chapter 10: The continuing process
Chapter 11: A systematic literature review


Author: Diana Ridley

Pub Date: July 2012

Pages: 232pp

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