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Author Aveyard, Helen
Title Doing A Literature Review In Health And Social Care : A Practical Guide
Imprint Berkshire : McGraw-Hill Education, 2010
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Edition 2nd ed
Descript 1 online resource (180 pages)
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Note Front cover -- Half title -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Introduction -- 1 Why do a literature review in health and social care? -- What is a literature review? -- Why are literature reviews important? -- Literature reviews present the whole jigsaw -- Analysis of many papers can lead to new discoveries -- The importance of a comprehensive or systematic approach -- Why is there so much available information? -- Evidence-based practice -- Why does one piece of research often contradict another? -- The importance of a systematic approach to the literature review -- The systematic review -- Less detailed systematic reviews -- Narrative reviews -- Why you should be doing a 'systematic' rather than a 'narrative' review -- The literature review as a research methodology -- Can I undertake a literature review for my dissertation? -- In summary -- Key points -- 2 How do I develop a research question? -- The importance of a research question -- Step 1: Identify a research topic -- How do I begin to select a good topic? -- Step 2: Identify a research question -- Hints for writing a good research question -- Refining the research question -- Remind yourself (often) of your question -- Use of theory and a theoretical framework -- Reconsideration of your research question -- Writing up the development of your research question -- Tips for writing up the development of your research question -- In summary -- Key points -- 3 What literature will be relevant to my literature review? -- Types of research you are likely to encounter -- Systematic literature reviews -- Quantitative research -- Types of quantitative research -- Qualitative studies -- Types of qualitative research -- The merits of quantitative and qualitative research -- The use of secondary sources -- What does the term 'hierarchy of evidence' mean?
Why do some literature reviews include predominantly RCTs? -- Does the 'hierarchy of evidence' apply to my literature review? -- Identifying your own hierarchy of evidence in your review -- Should I always focus my search on research findings? -- In summary -- Key points -- 4 How do I search for literature? -- Developing a systematic approach to searching for literature -- Identify the literature that will address your review question -- Inclusion and exclusion criteria -- Carrying out your search strategy -- Electronic searching -- Recording your searching strategy -- Additional methods of identifying relevant articles -- Use of abstracts to confirm the relevance of the paper -- Getting hold of your references -- Managing your references -- Strengths and limitations of your searching strategy -- Tips for writing up your search strategy -- In summary -- Key points -- 5 How do I critically appraise the literature? -- Getting to know your literature -- The importance of critical appraisal -- What is critical appraisal? -- Do I need to critically appraise all the literature I include in my review? -- Getting started with critical appraisal -- Identifying research, theoretical, practice and policy papers -- Critical appraisal tools -- Which appraisal tool should I use? -- Critical appraisal for new researchers -- Critical appraisal of theory -- Critical appraisal of research -- Critical appraisal of review articles -- Dealing with existing literature reviews in your review -- How should we critique quantitative studies? -- Additional resources for critical appraisal -- Critical appraisal of qualitative studies -- How should we critique qualitative research? -- Critical appraisal tools for qualitative studies -- Critical appraisal of practice literature -- Critical appraisal of policy and guidelines
An approach to evaluating information contained on websites -- Now I have critically appraised all my literature - what next? -- Tips for doing your critique of the literature -- In summary -- Key points -- 6 How do I synthesize my findings? -- Combining the evidence -- Three 'advanced' approaches for summing up the literature -- Meta-analysis -- Meta-ethnography -- Meta-study -- A simplified approach -- Providing a summary of your information -- Comparing and contrasting the results of each study -- Working with codes and themes that do not support each other -- Discussion of the strength of evidence -- Be aware of results that appear too neat -- Be creative! -- Writing up your results -- Writing your critical appraisal of each paper -- Telling a story with your data -- Incorporating your critical appraisal -- What do I do if I cannot really answer my research question? -- Tips for writing up your synthesis of the literature -- In summary -- Key points -- 7 How do I discuss my findings and make recommendations? -- Statement of findings -- Strengths and limitations of your study -- Discussion of unanswered questions and future research -- Tips for writing up your discussion section -- Key points -- 8 How do I present my literature review? And other key questions -- A suggested structure -- Top tips for writing up your literature review -- Key points in presenting your literature review -- Commonly asked questions -- What is the difference between a dissertation and an essay? -- How should I structure my work? -- Should I use first or third person? -- How should I use references? -- How do I avoid plagiarism and misrepresentation? -- What is the role of my supervisor? -- Glossary -- References -- Index -- Back cover
This bestselling book is a step-by-step guide to doing a literature review in health and social care. It is vital reading for all those undertaking their undergraduate or postgraduate dissertation or any research module which involves a literature review
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Aveyard, Helen Doing A Literature Review In Health And Social Care : A Practical Guide Berkshire : McGraw-Hill Education,c2010 9780335238859
Subject Medical care -- Research -- Great Britain -- Methodology.;Social service -- Research -- Great Britain -- Methodology.;Report writing
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