The Literature Review (2nd ed.)

A Step-by-Step Guide for Students

by Diana Ridley

Series: SAGE Study Skills Series

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  • 1446201430
  • 9781446201428
  • 9781446201435
  • 9781446268049
  • 9781446281093

Lecturers - request an e-inspection copy of this text or contact your local SAGE representative to discuss your course needs.

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:

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

Visit the Companion Website for The Literature Review
This book also comes with a companion website containing a wide range of examples of successful literature reviews from various academic disciplines.

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!

  • SAGE Publications; July 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446268049
  • Edition: 2
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: The Literature Review
  • Series: SAGE Study Skills Series
  • Author: Diana Ridley
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1446201430
  • 9781446201428
  • 9781446201435
  • 9781446268049
  • 9781446281093

In The Press

'The Literature Review is a clearly written and easily accessible self-guided introduction packed with detailed examples. It's especially useful for budding researchers unfamiliar with crafting literature reviews that support strong theory development and empirical testing. I recommend it to every first-year doctoral student' -
Michael R. Hyman
Distinguished Achievement Professor, New Mexico State University