This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Preface Acknowledgments About the Authors 1. The Literature Review Process: Getting Started The Purpose of a Literature Review The Literature Review Definition The Literature Review Process Inquiry: The Necessary Precondition Pack Wisely Before You Begin Tips Summary Checklist 2. Selecting the Topic: Everyday Interest to Research Interest Introduction: Selecting a Research Topic Step 1: Choosing a Research Interest Exercises Researcher Bias Step 2: Specifying a Research Interest Focusing the Interest Selecting a Vantage Point Reflection: The Key to Interest Selection Step 3: From Research Interest to Research Topic Accessing the Research Conversation: Formalizing the Research Topic Tips Summary Checklist 3. Searching the Literature: Tasks and Tools Introduction: Searching the Literature Discovering the Literature to Review Conducting a Literature Search Previewing the Data: Scanning the Literature Using the Internet Managing Your Data Selecting the Data: Skimming the Literature Mapping: An Overview Mapping by Core Concept Mapping by Author Contribution Refining the Topic Expanding the Topic Tips Summary Checklist 4. Developing the Argument: Making the Case for the Literature Review Introduction: Arguments and the Literature Review Building the Case for the Literature Review Arguments Evaluating the Basic Parts of an Argument Claims Types of Claims Acceptability of Claims Data Versus Evidence Data Quality Data Relevance Qualifying the Claim Warranting: Building the Rationale for the Argument Multiple Claims Arguments Tips Summary Checklist 5. Doing the Literature Survey: Building the Argument of Discovery Introduction: The Next Steps The Survey of the Literature Stage 1: Assembly Assembling the Data Recording the Data Stage 2: Synthesis Synthesizing the Information, Building Evidence Integrating the Data, Building Claims Reasoning Patterns Stage 3: Analyzing, Building the Argument of Discovery Complex Reasoning Divergent Reasoning Comparative Reasoning Building the Discovery Argument: An Example Mapping the Argument of Discovery Analyzing the Argument Tips Summary Checklist 6. The Literature Critique: Interpreting the Research The Literature Critique Implicative Reasoning: The Literature Critique The Two Arguments Argument Patterns Backing Fallacies The Case Is Everything Tips Summary Checklist 7. Writing the Review: Write, Audit, Edit The Writing Process: An Overview Writing to Understand: An Overview Exploratory Writing: Creating Writing Readiness Exploratory Writing: The Literature Review Outlining: An Overview Some Common Outlining Mistakes Outlining the Literature Review The Introduction to the Literature Review The Body of the Literature Review The Background of the Study The Thesis Argument The Summation of the Literature Review Auditing and Editing the Outline Tips on Writing Drafts The Preliminary Draft: An Overview The Preliminary Draft: The Write Tips on Writing the Early Drafts Style Manuals and Author's Guides Preliminary Draft: The Audit Preliminary Draft: The Edit Writing to Be Understood The First Draft The First Draft Audit: The Outside Review The Second and Third Drafts: Polishing the Work The Second Draft and Beyond: Writing the Polished Work The Polished Draft Audit: The Referred Review The Final Tip Summary References In. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A six-step model offers invaluable assistance for selecting a topic, searching the literature, developing arguments, surveying the literature, critiquing the literature, and writing the literature review.
Über den Autor:
Lawrence A. Machi is a professor in the Department of Organizational Leadership at the University of La Verne. He teaches research methods and design and chairs doctoral dissertation research in addition to teaching classes in organizational development. Machi has extensive experience in higher education, having taught in schools of education at the University of San Francisco, St. Mary's College of California, and Sonoma State University prior to his tenure at the University of La Verne. Machi has also been a K-12 educator, having worked as a secondary teacher and served as a school administrator in both secondary and elementary school districts in Northern California. He has held the roles of vice principal, principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent.
Machi has consulted with many California school districts and nonprofit organizations over the years. His specialties have been in the areas of finance, negotiations, and organizational development. He holds an MA in curriculum development and an EdD in organizational leadership.
Brenda McEvoy began her fascination with research and writing at age 15 when she became the ?interested amateur? reader for her father?s books on topics including Pueblo ethnology and natural history. Those five years of early experience taught her the importance of careful research that produces logical arguments and that is expressed in clear, understandable language. She has taught high school English and history, including research skills, for the past 30 years. For eight years, she worked for the California State Department of Education leading groups of educators in improving their ability to edit and assess student writing. Also for the state, she was a mentor for beginning English and history teachers. Participation in the California Writing Project extended her knowledge of writing and the difficulties that students at all levels face when producing a major assignment. She has worked as an editor and a proofreader for the books of several associates. Currently, she is doing research on health insurance coverage for two teachers? associations. Her depth of experience as a practitioner teaching writing and researching at many levels has shown her the many pitfalls that can bedevil student researchers. Her major interest has always been to help writers create work that is clear and logical, guiding student researchers toward producing well-argued and well-written literature reviews.
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