The Literature Review : A Step-by-Step Guide for Students, Paperback

The Literature Review : A Step-by-Step Guide for Students Paperback

Part of the Sage Study Skills Series series



This second edition of Diana Ridley's bestselling guide to the Literature Review provides a step-by-step guide to conducting a literature search and literature review, and guides the reader in how to write up a literature review as part of a PhD thesis or Masters dissertation.

Ridley outlines practical strategies for reading and note taking, and guides the reader on how to conduct a systematic search of the available literature, and uses cases and examples throughout to demonstrate best practice in writing and presenting the review.

New to this edition are examples drawn from a wide range of disciplines, a new chapter on conducting a systematic review, increased coverage of issues of evaluating quality and conducting reviews using online sources and online literature and enhanced guidance in dealing with copyright and permissions issues.

This book also comes with a companion website containing a wide range of examples of successful literature reviews from a wide range of academic disciplines.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 232 pages, black & white illustrations, black & white tables
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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  • Category: Literary theory
  • ISBN: 9781446201435



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