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Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review: A Multimodal and Cultural Approach

by Anthony Onwuegbuzie and Rebecca K Frels SAGE Publications Ltd
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This dynamic seven-step guide to doing literature reviews focuses on published and unpublished works and then extends the search to include multimodal texts and settings such as media, observations, documents, experts in the field and secondary data through the idea that culture plays a central role in knowledge interpretation. The seven steps help demystify the literature review process and encourage readers to synthesize information thematically, rather than merely summarize the existing literature and findings. The book outlines the CORE of the literature review process - Critical thinking, Organization, Reflections and Evaluation - and provides a guide for reflexivity at the end of each of the seven steps. The literature review exemplar in the appendix serves as a helpful model for readers.

Chapter 1: Foundations of the Literature Review
Chapter 2: The Literature Review
Chapter 3: Methodology of the Literature Review
Chapter 4: Step 1: Exploring Beliefs and Topics
Chapter 5: Step 2: Initiating the Search
Chapter 6: Step 3: Storing and Organizing Information
Chapter 7: Step 4: Selecting/Deselecting Information
Chapter 8: Step 5: Expanding the Search: Media, Observation(s), Documents, Experts and Secondary Data
Chapter 9: Step 6: Analyzing and Synthesizing Information
Chapter 10: Step 7: Presenting the CLR Report: Planning Phase
Chapter 11: Step 7: Presenting the CLR Written Report
Appendix A: Supplemental Tables of Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Research Designs
Appendix B: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Legitimation Frameworks

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.
Anthony Onwuegbuzie - Sam Houston State University, University of South Florida, USA.

Rebecca Frels