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'The main strength lies in the book's practical nature. The authors place great emphasis on the importance of proper searching techniques and encourage the use of specialist librarians. Chapters on reading and note-taking skills contain useful detail often missing from similar books - such as which bits of an article to read first, and how to make and store relevant notes that will be usable later. The examples of how to improve specific passages of writing are very valuable.'
'Tasks, tips, examples, figures and summaries in each chapter give the book a "self-guided" feel appropriate in a textbook, and the language is rarely arcane. Four useful appendices and a fine index complete the work. Overall, this is a sound guide for the absolute neophyte in how to create useable literature reviews. Part 2 is especially recommended as a good discussion of the ways and means of writing reviews. The work is useful for students at most levels, and for those who teach research methods and want a clear guide for literature reviews for their reading lists' -
The book does what it promises: it is an accessible and practical book, which many researchers can benefit from to improve their literature reviews.
Fantastic resource for students entering the research phase
I find this title very rewarding to use both for the tutor and a student. It's suitable for understanding demands of a proper literature review, traditional or more systematic one.
Covers something all students need to think about across the course of the MA, and does so with a good level of clarity. Every step of getting on with a literature review is covered, and there's a good step-by-step approach to a lot of it.
The discussion of different types and purposes of 'traditional' literature review is likely to be a useful prop early on in a research skills module.
Essential for doing literature review
The book is recommended to students who have to write a literature review within their paper. Especially for writing their thesis (BSc).
This book provides an up to date overview of tackling literature reviews. Ideal for all researchers but maybe particularly useful for final year under-graduates and Masters students working on research projects and dissertations.
Thorough and accessible text supporting students working towards research.
A very good book that breaks down this important academic skill into manageable pieces
Well written, concise and highly informative text. From straightforward definitions through to contemporary methods.
This is a practical guide for both beginners and those with some experience in research. It helps in doing literature review in a more systematic way. Chapter two especially exposed the students to the wide range of resources from which they can obtain literature for review. The step by-step guide in chapter 5 and 6 were very good in sharpening their skills in reviewing literature. The systematic review bit was more introductory and it brought in meta-analysis. I would have loved to see some introduction to thematic and narrative analysis along meta-analysis.
A clear text which could be a useful addition to reading for all levels of students undertaking research.
A very good book with some very useful examples of literature review content. Possibly more suited to postgraduate study than undergraduate.
A good level of detail for those students new to the literature review.
An excellent text. This is a must read for students undertaking research methods modules across the full range of business management programmes, Lee & Lings provide an interactive text which brings research methods to life, covering the key aspects methodology and methods.
This is a very useful book that is written in a user-friendly manner helpful for transition into post-graduate studies.
This is a real guide to carrying out literature reviews and differentiates between and tradition and systematic reviews
Dissertation study support module benefits from this text.