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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 book provides a practical guide to doing a literature review from start to finish. This third edition includes: Even more examples of real life research scenarios More emphasis on how to ask the right question New and updated advice on following a clear search strategy Expanded guide to using a range of critical appraisal tools More coverage of how to write up your results Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care, 3rd Edition 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. Amazon reviews for the 2nd edition: "This really helped me complete my dissertation. Well set out, easy to understand and for literature review beginners a very good place to start." "This book has really helped me understand what a literature review is, and gives great insight into what is expected from your literature review." "Buy this book: it's a God send!" Over 25,000 copies sold "This deceptively small book provides a comprehensive, user-friendly, step-by-step guide to the development of a literature review. Key strengths are the clarity of expression and the logical flow of information. Chapters match the stages of a literature review, from start to finish. Useful examples and key questions will help to keep the reader on track. With this book as your guide, developing a literature review need not be a daunting or overwhelming task." Dr Merryl E Harvey, Senior Academic, Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University, UK
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Table of Contents

Foreword Acknowledgements Introduction Why do a literature review in health and social care? How do I develop a question for my literature review? 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 analyse my findings? How do I discuss my findings and make recommendations? Frequently asked questions Glossary References Index

About the Author

Dr Helen Aveyard is a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Prior to that she completed her doctoral study at King's College University of London. She is co-author of two other books: A Beginner's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice in Health and Social Care, 2nd edition and A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care.

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