15 mai 2014

Pointers on writing a #literature review from M. Hammersley

Inge Ignatia de WaardBy Inge Ignatia de Waard. Seminar on reviewing literature in social and educational research given by Martyn Hammersley, CREET, the Open University.
Although literature is seen as an important part of the research process, there are some criticisms from non-academics on its transparency. Martyn provides an overview of practices one can consider as a researcher to make literature review chapters more accessible, both to researchers, policy makers and interested parties.
Systematic reviews and some of their challenges
What policy makers would like to see is a systematic overview, a synthesizing the studies, so including information on how much literature is covered, and whether specific consistent criteria have been adopted. Read more...
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