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The literature review

Forrester, Michael A. (2012) The literature review. In: Shaw, Cath and Gibson, Stephen and Riley, Sarah C. E., eds. Doing your qualitative psychology project. Sage, London, pp. 82-100. ISBN 978-0-85702-745-0. (doi:10.1097/01.asw.0000413595.12814.04) (KAR id:33496)

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An excellent research project hinges on a good research question, and a good research question requires you to be familiar with previous research and theories. This is why one of the initial tasks associated with a dissertation, a final-year project and other similar research-focused activities is conducting a literature review of previously published work. Typically this would follow on from you having already gained some familiarity with an area from an appropriate textbook where they are available. This chapter describes what is involved in doing a literature review for a qualitative project, however the general principles apply to both qualitative and quantitative focused psychology projects.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1097/01.asw.0000413595.12814.04
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Michael Forrester
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2013 17:23 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2023 11:32 UTC
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