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Literature Reviews in Social Work

by Robin Kiteley and Christine Stogdon SAGE Publications Ltd
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This book provides social work students with a clear and accessible guide to the process of conducting a literature review, giving them the skills, confidence and knowledge required to produce their own successful review.

Drawing on their wealth of teaching experience, the authors outline best practice in:

-Choosing your topic

-Effective search strategies

-Taking notes

-Organising your material

-Accurate referencing

-Managing the process of writing your literature review

-Enhancing Evidence Based Practice

Learning outcomes, key questions and case examples are included in each chapter to really get students thinking.

It will be essential reading for undergraduate students of social work undertaking a literature review, research project or dissertation as part of their degree. It will also be valuable reading for those taking courses in research methods and study skills in social work.

What Is a Literature Review?
Developing a Research Topic
Planning and Organising your Literature Review
Literature Searching
Reading with a Purpose
Developing Your Critical and Analytical Skills
Strategies for Effective Note-Taking
Writing Your Literature Review
Referencing Skills
Evidence-based Practice

This well constructed, very accessible book is full of practice wisdom, hints, tips and sound advice. Students and more experienced colleagues will all benefit from studying this highly recommended essential guide.
Robin Kiteley is Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.

Chris Stogdon is a social work educator and practitioner.