Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review
- Andrew Booth - The University of Sheffield, UK
- Anthea Sutton - The University of Sheffield, UK
- Mark Clowes - Sheffield University, UK
- Marrissa Martyn-St James - Sheffield University, UK
To help you choose best approach for your research, this book includes:
· Worksheets and decision aids to help you plan and organise your literature review
· Worked examples and case studies to show you what – and what not – to do in practice
· Troubleshooting tips and answers to all your frequently asked questions
· Online access to a literature review starter template, an exercise workbook, project diary template, and a source credibility checklist.
The perfect project support for any social sciences student, this edition also includes a new chapter on analysing mixed methods research.
Student Resources (Free to access)
A literature review starter template to demonstrate the sections you need to include for a successful written review.
A source credibility checklist to help you assess and think critically about the sources you choose.
A source tracker template to help you keep track of your sources and know what you need to include in your audit trail.
A downloadable exercise workbook and suggested answers.
A collated list of tried-and-tested tools, including freely available technologies to help you search databases efficiently, plan your work, and keep track of references.
A project diary template and example.
A complete glossary of terms.
Instructor Resources (Log-in needed)
PowerPoint slide templates including 10-15 slides per chapter, which can be downloaded and customized for use in your own presentations.
The Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review (third edition) by Andrew Booth, Anthea Sutton, Mark Clowes and Marrissa Martyn-St James is a comprehensive overview of the entire evidence synthesis process – from selecting the appropriate method for an evidence synthesis topic all the way to the analysis and dissemination of the review. This book is of relevance to anyone interested in evidence synthesis – from trainees to researchers to decision-makers. Anyone can learn something from this book, whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advance researcher in evidence synthesis. This book is perfect for university-level courses or for anyone interested in evidence synthesis. The exercises, toolbox, key learning points, and frequently asked questions were particularly helpful in advancing my learning.
For our masters level students doing their literature review dissertation this provides effective guidance in approaching their work in a systematic fashion.
Great resource. Easy to read, with helpful tables and diagrams that catch the students' attention and they find easy to recall. The examples and up-to-date links to external sources are also invaluable springboards for the students.
Post-COVID many more students prefer to use the electronic versions of books and the library is also keen to adopt more books in this format, so this is very helpful to enable the maximum number of students to access the helpful text with easy to follow guidance .
I have put this at the top of my reading list for my module on evidence based practice which is like a mini dissertation for level 5 students. It is a comprehensive read and sets out the stages involved in a successful literature review. My students have a problem with this part of the module and this book is a godsend
Good comprehensive text - easy to follow
Very clear and useful