Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review is a comprehensive text book written to instruct master’s-level students, doctoral-level students, and new and experienced researchers in the process of writing a comprehensive literature review... Hopefully, this book will become an important text used by instructors as they guide college students into the writing of the literature review.
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.
This is by far the most comprehensive text on how to do comprehensive literature reviews! Onwuegbuzie and Frels skilfully demonstrate that review has a methodology of its own. Both novice and experienced scholars will benefit from detailed examples and step-by-step demonstrations of ways to maximize the effectiveness of literature reviews to build new theories and develop better explanations of behaviours and outcomes.
This is the most comprehensive and user-friendly book I’ve seen on how to conduct a literature review. The authors take the distinction of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research seriously, showing how each adds something important and how being open-minded results in the use of literature based on all three approaches. Overall, the book provides a process theory of literature review, that is done before, during, and after each research study. It is a must read for both PhD students and research faculty.
Sadly this book never arrived despite me being very interested to adopt for my MSc students dissertation stage.
The literature review is one of the toughest parts of any proposal (or postgraduate piece of work) for students to complete successfully because it asks the student to engage with the theory they will be using from the perspective of ideas alone. IT also asks the student to investigate other academics' work in a manner that they haven't really experienced before. All these "firsts" make the literature review a very confusing and oftentimes daunting process.
Very accessible book for students who wish to increase their capabilites in working at the front end of their papers.
Comprehensive, well structured book, which will be very useful to students planning a literature review.
this book is more relevant for the MSc students. it will be a good supplement for the student who wants to go a little further
it was actually a little more complex than I was hoping for. the text is dense and it is big book. for my BSc students it is jut a little too much
My Masters student found the book to be extremely helpful in writing up her literature review for her thesis. I myself am using it for my PhD and have recommended it to fellow colleagues for their students.
This is a useful and thorough book. I used it in a teaching session with PgR students. It is very detailed, but I suggested it could be a helpful reference. The library have now ordered copies. We have it listed with one postgraduate taught course and with our Graduate School.
This is an informative and engaging text.
I would recommend it to students undertaking a literature review in a variety of disciplines.
Very accessible to a large range of students. Must-have resource for any university student
This book provides an excellent framework for beginners undertaking a literature review.
Excellent book with clear and concise content
A very good complementary text surround understanding and effectively creation of an effective literature review; this is a great supplemental text for students undertaking research methods and dissertation projects to gain an enhanced understanding of the subject matter.
This is an excellent resource. A very comprehensive and user friendly book that, I believe, is a must have for any postgraduate student. The book helps authors conduct a literature review while understanding different research methods (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods) and their contribution to research. It is an excellent book that I would recommend to all my students
This is an excellent resource. A very comprehensive and user friendly book that, I believe, is a must have for any postgraduate student. The book helps authors conduct a literature review while understanding different research methods (qualitative, quantitative, mixed methods) and their contribution to research. It is an excellent book that I would recommend to all my students.
Master students own choice - if they conduct research supported by this book. I introduce the book when possible.