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Literature Reviews in Social Work

Literature Reviews in Social Work

November 2013 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book will provide you with a clear and accessible guide to the process of conducting a literature review, giving you the skills, confidence and knowledge required to produce your own successful review.

 Drawing on their wealth of teaching experience, the authors outline best practice in:

-Choosing your topic

-Effective search strategies

-Taking notes

-Organising your material

-Accurate referencing

-Managing the process of writing your literature review

-Enhancing evidence-based practice.

Trying to complete a literature review, research project or dissertation as part of your social work degree? This book will prove the perfect companion.

Robin Kiteley is Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield.

Chris Stogdon is a social work educator and practitioner.

What Is a Literature Review?
Developing a Research Topic
Planning and Organising your Literature Review
Literature Searching
Reading with a Purpose
Developing Your Critical and Analytical Skills
Strategies for Effective Note-Taking
Writing Your Literature Review
Referencing Skills
Evidence-based Practice

An excellent timely, applied text which clearly maps out the fundamental key stages of undertaking a literature review within a social work context.

Written in an accessible incremental format - a core text for any undergraduate or PG research methods module.

Mr David Gaylard
Social Work (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
April 1, 2014

Another book that UG students will find useful while completing research.

Ms Allison Dunhill
Centre for Educational Studies, Hull University
March 15, 2014

Excellent, concise book that enables and supports students in preparing their dissertation projects through promoting a literature review that is informative, readable and which contributes to the knowledge base.

Gavin Millar
Family and Community Studies, Anglia Ruskin University
February 12, 2014

Really helpful as a recommended text for students beginning a literature review.

Mr Stefan Brown
Department of Health and Social Care, Royal Holloway, University of London
February 6, 2014

A very well put together text that will assist the undergraduate and post graduate. The book is structured to assist all levels of students.

Each chapter addresses a specific area that will invoke thought and greater understanding on what is required within a specific area.

Each chapter also has some interesting question points that will further assist the reader in their understanding.

Mr Robert Bielby
faculty of health and social care sciences, Kingston University
December 29, 2013

Of specific interest not sure if widely accessible/of relevance to students not actively engaged in/contemplating research projects

Ms Karen Hillison
Department of Social Work, Hull University
December 9, 2013

This book provides in depth guidance to our postgraduate Social Work students.It will most certainly be a valuable resource.

Mr John Malcolm
School of Social Sciences, Bangor University
November 27, 2013

A must for research and dissertation classes. Engaging and accessible. Student friendly.

Ms Lorraine Ellames
Academy, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
November 25, 2013

This book opens doors! It is a concise, accessible and affordable handbook which gives enough information to allow the student grasp the concepts and then opens doors to other avenues to facilitate pursuit of a quest for knowledge. Students can rely on this 'pocket tutor' to accompany them on their literature review journey with valuable hints and tips at every stage

Dr Niamh Flanagan
Social Science , University College Dublin
November 25, 2013

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Chapter One: What is a Literature Review?

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