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Doing a literature review in nursing, health and social care / Michael Coughlan & Patricia Cronin.

Author/creator Coughlan, Michael, 1958- author.
Other author/creatorCronin, Patricia, 1959- author.
Format Book and Print
Edition3rd edition.
Publication Info London ; Thousand Oaks, California : SAGE Publications, 2021.
Copyright Notice ©2021
Description178 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents List of tables -- List of figures -- About the authors -- Authors' acknowledgements -- Publisher's acknowledgements -- 1. What is a literature review? -- 2. Types of literature review -- 3. Selecting a review topic and searching the literature -- 4. Reading and organising the literature -- 5. Critically appraising the literature -- 6. Combining (synthesising) the results -- 7. Writing a literature review, plagiarism and referencing -- Glossary -- References -- Index.
Abstract Providing students with straightforward guidance on how to successfully carry out a literature review as part of a research project or dissertation, this book uses examples and activities to demonstrate how to complete each step correctly, from start to finish, and highlights how to avoid common mistakes. The third edition includes expert advice on selecting and researching a topic, a chapter outlining the different types of literature review, increased focus on Critical Appraisal Tools and how to use them effectively, new real-world examples presenting best practice, instructions on writing up and presenting the final piece of work, perfect for any nursing or healthcare student new to literature reviews and for anyone who needs a refresher in this important topic.
General notePrevious edition published 2017.
General noteThis book will help you : understand the different types of literature review ; learn how to search, retrieve and critically appraise the literature ; gain confidence in analysing and presenting the findings ; access advice on writing a literature review including best practice in referencing."--taken from back cover.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 165-172) and index.

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