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Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Paperback – January, 2006

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ISBN-13: 978-1884585661 ISBN-10: 1884585663 Edition: 3rd

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Pyrczak Publishing; 3 edition (January 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1884585663
  • ISBN-13: 978-1884585661
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,464 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By LAV on March 15, 2006
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Writing for school is very stressful and not knowing what is expected makes it even more so. This book was recommended by my professor who likely did not want to spend a whole class or two walking us through the process. This book is an excellent resource to give you the guidance you need to get your literature review done. As with anything, getting started is the hardest part, but once you start, this book will take you through step-by-step. Highly recommend.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Newsie on October 28, 2007
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This book seems to be written for an undergraduate audience. If you are a graduate students and/or if you have already taken a course in research methods, chapters 7-9 are probably the only ones that will be useful, new information for you. Since these chapters are helpful, I would still recommend the book to graduate students if you can find it for no more than $15, but I don't think it's worth much more than that.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By L. Rarig on April 25, 2008
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If you're writing your first literature review, this is the book for you! I purchased it as a required text for a graduate-level writing seminar. Galvan synthesizes everything you need to know to produce a quality review of the literature. The chapters are short and the text is easy to read. Additionally, there are 7 sample literature reviews included.

One more thing to keep in mind, purchase an APA or MLA handbook to be sure your citations are in correct format.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Douglas M. Sayles on May 26, 2009
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By having this book in my hand I have been able to sort through what is quality research and also how to evaluate quantitative and qualitative articles.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ANGELA SMITH on April 26, 2013
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This work was recommended to me by a fellow researcher and I agree that it is a must read! Yes
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By Stephanie Wright on October 17, 2010
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Thank you for the quick turnaround. I appreciate it as I needed it for a class this semester, and the class had already started. The book was in great shape.

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By bestnurse90 on May 21, 2014
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good book with easy to follow suggestions. The book was helpful in guiding me to write my reviews at a grauate school level. Highly recommended.
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By K Lang on August 16, 2013
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My professor HIGHLY recommended this and I like it but I don't love it. I guess it's supposed to be the best though.
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