Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care.Material type: TextSeries: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities and Social Sciences Health and Social Welfare SerPublisher: Maidenhead : McGraw-Hill Education, 2018Copyright date: ©2019Edition: 4th edDescription: 1 online resource (218 pages)Content type:
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Intro -- Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care -- Contents -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 Why do a literature review in health and social care? -- What is a literature review? -- Are there different ways of doing a literature review? -- The literature review as a research method -- Why are literature reviews important? -- Literature reviews provide an overview of research in a specific area -- Literature reviews lessen the impact of individual pieces of research -- Literature reviews provide reliable evidence upon which to base policy -- Analysis of literature in a review -- Why is so much information available? -- Evidence-based practice -- The importance of a systematic approach to the literature review -- Systematic reviews -- Less detailed literature reviews -- Reviews with no reported method -- The impact of a poorly carried out review -- How do I achieve a systematic approach to my literature review? -- Undertaking a literature review for your dissertation -- In summary -- Key points -- 2 How do I develop a question for my literature review? -- Finding the right question for your literature review -- Step 1: Identify a research topic -- Step 2: Identify a question you can answer in your literature review -- Explaining the terms used in your research question and use of theory and/or a theoretical framework -- Reconsidering your research question -- Writing up the development of your research question -- In summary -- Key points -- 3 Which literature will be relevant to my literature review? -- Which literature/research do I need to answer my literature review question? -- Different types of literature -- Which type of literature is likely to be most useful? -- Types of research that might be relevant to you -- Systematic reviews and good quality literature reviews -- Quantitative research.
Types of quantitative research -- Qualitative research -- Types of qualitative research -- Mixed methods research -- The use of secondary sources -- Is one type of evidence better than another? -- Systematic reviews of RCTs were the first type of review -- Working out which evidence you need for your literature review -- Should you always focus your search on research findings? -- In summary -- Key points -- 4 How do I search for literature? -- Developing a systematic approach to searching for literature -- Developing inclusion criteria based on your own 'hierarchy of evidence' -- Developing more detailed inclusion and exclusion criteria -- Using databases to find evidence that fits with your inclusion criteria -- Additional search strategies -- Checking the abstracts of your search against the inclusion criteria -- Getting hold of your references -- Managing your references -- Strengths and limitations of your search strategy -- In summary -- Key points -- 5 How do I critically appraise the literature? -- Getting to know your literature -- What is critical appraisal? -- Be critical but not too critical! -- Do I need to critically appraise the papers in my introduction and background sections? -- Getting started with critical appraisal of your main papers -- Critical appraisal of research -- How do I critique systematic reviews or good quality literature reviews? -- Critical appraisal tools for systematic reviews -- How do I critique quantitative studies? -- Critical appraisal tools for quantitative studies -- How do I critique qualitative studies? -- Critical appraisal of qualitative studies -- Critical appraisal tools for qualitative studies -- How do I critique mixed methods studies? -- Critical appraisal tools for mixed methods studies -- How do I critique theory? -- How do I critique practice literature?.
How do I appraise policy and guidelines? -- How do I appraise information on websites and social media? -- What next, now that I have critically appraised all my literature? -- In summary -- Key points -- 6 How do I analyse my findings? -- Analysis is an ongoing process -- Which papers should I include? -- Summarizing the evidence -- Developing your themes -- Three 'advanced' approaches for summing up the literature -- Thematic analysis: a simplified approach -- Writing up your themes -- Incorporating the results of the studies and critical appraisal in your themes -- Telling a story with your data -- What do I do if I cannot answer my literature review question? -- In summary -- Key points -- 7 How do I discuss my findings and make recommendations? -- What needs to go in my discussion -- Structuring your discussion -- Discussion of unanswered questions and future research -- In summary -- Key points -- 8 How to write up your literature review and other frequently asked questions -- How do I write up and present my literature review? -- How do I avoid my dissertation becoming an essay? -- Why is my literature review/research question so important? -- Should I use first or third person? -- How should I use references? -- How do I avoid plagiarism and misrepresentation? -- Should I use acronyms? (SIUA) -- What is the role of my supervisor? -- Can I publish my work? -- Glossary -- References -- Index.
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