Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care: A Practical Guide

Paperback | May 1, 2010

byHelen Aveyard

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"This book is superb. Most undergraduates have to undertake some form of literature review which may be daunting, this book explains it in an clear, easy to understand format. Explanations are given as to why undertaking a literature review is undertaken. Summery sections at the end of each chapter allow the reader to reflect on what they have just read, allowing the information to sink in. This book should be on every university's recommended reading list."
Kerry Davis, Student Nurse, University Campus Suffolk, UK

"This book is fantastic! It gives a clear, concise guide to carrying out a literature review, which is of course a widely used formative assessment technique in a nursing program ... (it includes) in depth explanations and reasons as to how and why it is important to do a literature review ... the summary section at the end of each chapter is excellent, and allows the reader to review their understanding of what they’re just read. Overall an excellent book which is a must for any student nurse!"
Gem Smith, Student Nurse, Northumbria University, UK

"This book is superb. It explains the entire process of writing a literature review very clearly ... extremely helpful as the prospect of reviewing literature can be quite daunting."
Vicky Bain, Student Nurse, University of Nottingham, UK

"A comprehensive, easy to read guide which will help students to understand how to undertake a literature review, and how to use the resultant information effectively."
Anne-Marie Warnes, University of Central Lancashire, UK

"As a student, currently writing a literature review, I found this an extremely helpful book, which is invaluable in demystifying some of the more challenging elements, while at the same time providing clear, simple, appealing and appropriate guidance. This is a must have for undergraduate nursing students, and indeed all healthcare students embarking on such projects."
Audrey Grace, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

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.

The new edition has been fully updated and provides a practical guide to the different types of literature that you may come across when undertaking a literature review. It includes:

  • Examples of commonly occurring real life scenarios encountered by students
  • Emphasis on the importance of setting a question at the very start of the project
  • Advice on how to follow a clearly defined search strategy
  • Details of a wide range of critical appraisal tools Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care 2/e is essential reading for students at all levels within the health and social care field - and a useful text for anyone new to reviewing and appraising evidence.

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"This book is superb. Most undergraduates have to undertake some form of literature review which may be daunting, this book explains it in an clear, easy to understand format. Explanations are given as to why undertaking a literature review is undertaken. Summery sections at the end of each chapter allow the reader to reflect on what t...

Dr Helen Aveyard completed her doctoral study at King's College University of London, following which she has worked as a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.5 × 5.3 × 0.24 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Why do a literature review in health and social care?
How do I develop a research question?
What literature will be relevant to my literature review?
How do I search for literature?
How do I critically appraise the literature?
How do I synthesize my findings?
How do I discuss my findings and make recommendations?
How do I present my literature review? and other key questions
Glossary
References