Whether you are new to literature reviews or working with new types of data, this book takes the guesswork out of writing your literature review. From deciding how much literature to include to managing your data, assessing your sources, and writing results, it outlines a step-by-step process that works with any data.
This accessible text provides a roadmap for producing a high-quality literature review--an integral part of a successful thesis, dissertation, term paper, or grant proposal. Each step of searching for, evaluating, analyzing, and synthesizing prior studies is clearly explained and accompanied by user-friendly suggestions, organizational tips, vignettes, and examples of student work.
Literature Reviews describes an innovative system for creating systematic literature reviews, through reviewing, analyzing, and synthesizing scientific and technological literature. It then discusses systematic literature reviews, content analysis, and literature synthesis separately, before presenting the methodology to combine them in one process.
Illustrates all the steps in preparing qualitative and quantitative literature reviews. Emphasizes topic selection, locating literature, and avoiding major pitfalls in evaluating and synthesizing literature. Shows how to improve literature reviews through the judicious inclusion of statistical results found in the literature.
By integrating and translating the current methodological and statistical work into a practical guide, the authors of this text provide readers with a state-of-the-art introduction to the various approaches to doing meta-analysis.
Contains more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. Supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Access includes research methods case studies and datasets. Find more detailed information.
ProQuest Research Companion contains more than 80 short videos are organized into nine Learning Modules that answer questions like "How do I choose a topic?" "Where do I find information?" and "How do I evaluate sources?" Different kinds of "pre" and "post" assessment questions make the viewing experience more interactive, while allowing educators to measure students’ learning and identify gaps in their understanding.
An open community of stakeholders working towards a sustainable global environment and the conservation of biodiversity. CEE promotes and delivers evidence syntheses on issues of greatest concern to environmental policy and practice as a public service.
The EPPI-Centre is a specialist center based in London for: (i) developing methods for systematic reviewing and synthesis of research evidence; and (ii) developing methods for the study of the use research. Its work in research synthesis and research use is across many areas of social policy including education, health, social care, developing economies, sport, environment, and crime.
The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) develops evidence on how to effectively transform the lives of the poor in low- and middle-income countries. Offers comprehensive support and a diversity of approaches to achieve development goals by producing, synthesizing and promoting the uptake of impact evaluation evidence.
Part of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Evaluation and Research Assistance, the Institute of Education Sciences' (IES) What Works Clearinghouse is a central and trusted source of scientific evidence on education programs, products, practices, and policies. It reviews research, determines which studies meet rigorous standards, and summarizes the findings with a focus on high-quality research to answer the question, “What works in education?”
JBI has evidence synthesis and evidence implementation short courses ranging from one day to six months, tailored to meet the needs of busy health professionals, researchers, academics and policymakers.
Explore video recordings that explain Campbell methods to authors, whether beginners in evidence synthesis or experienced systematic reviewers. Also find links to other trainings, workshops, and education opportunities.