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Literature Reviews: Readings

References/Suggested Reading

 

Difference between narrative and systematic reviews:

  • Urquhart, C. (2011). Meta-synthesis of research on information seeking behaviour. Information Research, 16(1). Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/EJ925507.pdf

Education

  • Afolabi, M. (1992). The review of related literature in research. International Journal of Information and Library Research, 4 (1), 59-66.
  • Boote, D., & Beile, P. (2005). Scholars before researchers: On the centrality of the dissertation literature review in dissertation preparation. Educational Researcher, 34(6), 3-15.
  • Bruce, C. (1994a). Research students’ early experiences of the dissertation literature review. Studies in Higher Education, 19, 217-119.
  • Bruce, C. (1994b). Supervising literature reviews. In O. Zuber-Skerritt & Y. Ryan (Eds.), Quality in postgraduate education (pp. 143-155). London: Kogan Page.
  • Bruce, C. (1996). From neophyte to expert: Counting on reflection to facilitate complex conceptions of the literature review. In O. Zuber-Skerritt (Ed.), Frameworks for postgraduate education (pp. 239-253). Lismore, New South Wales: Southern Cross University.
  • Cooper, H. (1988). Organizing knowledge syntheses: A taxonomy of literature reviews. Knowledge in Society, 1, 104-126.
  • Fink, A. (2010). Conducting research literature reviews. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Green, R.,& Bowser, M. (2003, April). Evolution of the thesis literature review: A faculty-librarian partnership to guide off-campus research and writing. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual Conference of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Charlotte, NC.
  • Green, R. and M. Bowser. (2006) Observations from the field: Sharing a literature review rubric. Journal of Library Administration, 45, 1/2, 186-188. doi:10.1300/J111v45n01_10
  • Krishnan, L. & Kathpalia, S. S. (2002). Literature reviews in student project reports. IEEE Transactions of Professional Communication, 45, 187-197.
  • Lea, M. R., & Street, B. (1998). Student writing in higher education: An academic literacies approach. Studies in Higher Education, 23, 157-172.
  • Miller, W. L., & Crabtree, B. F. (2004). Depth interviewing. In S. N. Hesse-Biber & P. Leavy (Eds.), Approaches to qualitative research (pp. 185-202). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Morner, C. J. (1993). A test of library research skills for education doctoral students. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Boston College, Boston.
  • Nimon, M. (2002). Preparing to teach “the literature review": Staff and student views of the value of a compulsory course in research education. Australian Academic & Research Libraries, 33, 168-179.
  • Qian, J. (2003). Chinese graduate students’ experiences with writing a literature review. Unpublished master’s thesis, Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario.
  • Riehl, C., Larson, C. L., Short, P. M., & Reitzug, U. C. (2000). Reconceptualizing research and scholarship in educational administration: Learning to know, knowing to do, doing to learn. Educational Administration Quarterly, 36, 391-427.
  • Rumrill, P. D., & Fitzgerald, S. M. (2001). Using narrative literature reviews to build a scientific knowledge base. Work, 16, 165-170.
  • Swales, J. M., & Lindemann, S. (2002). Teaching the literature review to international graduate students. In A. M. Johns (Ed.), Genre in the classroom: Multiple perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Health Science

  • Burns, N. & Grove, S. (2011). Understanding nursing research: building an evidence-based practice. St. Louis: Saunders Elsevier.
  • Carnwell R. & Daly, W. (2001). Strategies for the construction of a critical review of the literature. Nurse Education in Practice, 1, 57-63.
  • Colling, J. (2003). Demystifying the clinical nursing research process: the literature review. Urologic Nursing 23(4), 297-9.
  • Coughlan M., Cronin P., Ryan, F. (2007). Step-by-step guide to critiquing research. Part 1: quantitative research. British Journal of Nursing 16(11), 658-63.
  • Creswell, J. (2003). Research design: qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Cronin, P., Ryan, F., & Coughlan, M. (2008). Undertaking a literature review: a step-by-step approach. British Journal of Nursing, 17(1), 38-43.
  • Hart, C. (1998). Doing a literature review. London: Sage Publications.
  • Hek, G. & Langton, H. (2000). Systematically searching and reviewing literature. Nurse Researcher, 7(3), 40-57.
  • Hendry, C. & Farley, A. (1998). Reviewing the literature: a guide for students. Nursing Standard, 12(44), 46-8.
  • Newell, R. & Burnard, P. (2006). Research for evidence-based practice. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Paniagua, H. (2002). Planning research: methods and ethics. Practice Nursing 13(1), 22-5.
  • Polit, D. & Beck, C. (2006). Essentials of nursing research: methods, appraisal, and utilization. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Polit, D. & Beck, C. (2004). Nursing research:  principles and methods. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
  • Shope, R., & Creswell, J. W. (Producer). Chapter 4: Reviewing the Literature. [PowerPoint] 
  • Thomas, D. & Hodges, I. (2010). Designing and managing your research project : core skills for social and health research. Los Angeles: SAGE.
  • Timmins, F. & McCabe, C. (2005). How to conduct an effective literature search. Nursing Standard, 20(11), 41.
  • Younger, P. (2004). Using the internet to conduct a literature search. Nursing Standard 19(6), 45-51.