ERIC Number: ED533359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jun
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The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success. Second Edition
Machi, Lawrence A.; McEvoy, Brenda T.
This new edition of the best-selling book offers graduate students in education and the social sciences a road map to developing and writing an effective literature review for a research project, thesis, or dissertation. Organized around a proven six-step model and incorporating technology into all of the steps, the book provides examples, strategies, and exercises that take students step by step through the entire process: (1) Selecting a topic; (2) Searching the literature; (3) Developing arguments; (4) Surveying the literature; (5) Critiquing the literature; and (6) Writing the literature review. The second edition includes key vocabulary words, technology advice, and additional tips on when and how to write during the early stages--including the use of journals and memoranda--to make the literature review process a success.
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Vocabulary, Social Sciences, Literature Reviews, Education Majors, Writing (Composition), Student Research, Guidelines, Technology Integration, Persuasive Discourse, Student Interests, Editing
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Higher Education
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