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"The Literature Review clearly walks educators through the steps to completing a literature review with helpful checklists and graphic representations of the process. It makes a very daunting task much more manageable and systematic for those who are new to writing literature reviews or who are having trouble getting started and maintaining momentum."
"The authors have provided a primer for planning, creating, developing, and researching literature reviews for new and experienced social scientists."
"The third edition of this text is the best guide yet for our dissertation students. The format provides the learner with the framework to think about each step of the literature review process. Candidates will find the graphs and charts most helpful as they conceptualize the process they will be using to think about their topic. This edition uses adult learning theory to keep the candidate focused on the best use of their time while organizing their review.
Great source outlining the literature review step-by-step. I also recommend this book for doctoral candidates working on their study conceptualization.
I was looking for a tool to help my students develop stronger literature reviews. The chapters on how to construct a strong argument were especially helpful.
I'll be using this text for the Summer term. It is perfect for doing research for position papers.It addresses the heart of the matter,i.e. the lit review, better than any text that I'm aware of. Most research texts are too spread out, too general. I'll let you know how the students respond to the Machi, McEvoy text.
Walter Charley, PhD