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Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Research Imagination 2ed

by Christopher Hart SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
01/2018
ISBN:
9781526419217
Format:
Pbk 352 pages
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The ultimate guide to the "what," "how," and "why" of literature reviewing, the Second Edition of the classic text shows how the literature review will unlock the full potential of one's research with: A thorough exploration of the literature review process from start to finish Two brand new chapters explaining the different types of review and evidence and evaluation Extended examples that show you how to apply key techniques and procedures A new "core skills" framework to help you turn your research experience into employability A critical thinking focus that will help you construct convincing arguments and improve your research decisions In combining a critical, philosophical approach with an expertly selected body of practical examples, the Second Edition of Chris Hart's landmark text provides both the intellectual understanding and the technical skills required to produce sophisticated, robust literature reviews of the very highest standard.


 


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The research imagination
The purpose of literature reviewing
Classifying and reading research to review
Different types of literature review
Argumentation analysis
Evidence, evaluation and critical realism
Understanding and analysing the ways ideas are organised
Mapping and analysing ideas
Writing the review

Chris Hart has yet again written a brilliant ‘hands on’ book offering a unique approach to combining theory, concepts and practical applications that push the reader’s critical and creative thought boundaries to reach new scholarly heights. No matter your discipline, this is a must-have book.

Chris Hart is Senior Lecturer in Management and Organizational Studies at the University of Central England, Birmingham.