Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review

A Multimodal and Cultural Approach

by Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Rebecca Frels

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  • 9781446248911
  • 9781473944138
  • 9781473944121

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This dynamic guide to doing literature reviews demystifies the process in seven steps to show researchers how to produce a comprehensive literature review. Teaching techniques to bring systematic thoroughness and reflexivity to research, the authors show how to achieve a rich, ethical and reflexive review.

 

What makes this book unique:

  • Focuses on multimodal texts and settings such as observations, documents, social media, experts in the field and secondary data so that your review covers the full research environment
  • Puts mixed methods at the centre of the process
  • Shows you how to synthesize information thematically, rather than merely summarize the existing literature and findings
  • Brings culture into the process to help you address bias and understand the role of knowledge interpretation, guiding you through
  • Teaches the CORE of the literature review – Critical thinking, Organization, Reflections and Evaluation – and provides a guide for reflexivity at the end of each of the seven steps
  • Visualizes the steps with roadmaps so you can track progress and self-evaluate as you learn the steps

This book is the essential best practices guide for students and researchers, providing the understanding and tools to approach both the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of a rigorous, comprehensive, literature review.


  • SAGE Publications; February 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473944138
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review
  • Author: Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie; Rebecca Frels
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446248911
  • 9781473944138
  • 9781473944121

In The Press

With noteworthy scope of content, this book  is a must-have resource for beginning and experienced researchers alike. In addition to its effective pedagogical features such as visuals and end of chapter questions, this resource enables researchers to make informed decisions about the purposes of and procedures for undertaking a literature review. In so doing, the authors innovate and advance our understandings of the processes and products involved in a comprehensive literature review and provide practical guidance for each of the steps. I have been seeking such a book and plan to make this required reading for the graduate students I instruct, mentor, and supervise.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446248911
  • 9781473944138
  • 9781473944121