Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences

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• Guides students in the preparation of literature reviews for term projects, theses, and dissertations.

• Most chapters are conveniently divided into easy-to-follow guidelines, sequential steps, or checklists. Numerous examples throughout the book show students what should and should not be done when writing reviews.

• Emphasizes critical analysis of reports of empirical research in academic journals―making it ideal as a supplement for research methods courses. This book makes it possible for students to work independently on a critical literature review as a term project.

• Nine model literature reviews at the end of the book provide the stimulus for homework assignments and classroom discussions.

• The activities at the end of each chapter keep students moving toward their goal of writing a polished, professional review of academic literature.

• Most examples include material from recently published research. Includes nine model literature reviews for discussion and evaluation.