Post-graduate's Guide to Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care
This text is a comprehensive, highly readable guide to how to undertake a literature review in health and social care, tailored specifically for postgraduate study. Essential reading for all those undertaking any study at post-graduate level, the book provides clarity and a step by step approach to doing a literature review from start to finish which will enable you to:
• Identify which type of review is appropriate for your study
• Select the literature that you need to include in your review
• Search for, appraise and analyse relevant literature
• Write up your review
Crucially the book explores the common features of a broad range of types of literature review, which serve different functions – including the literature review that is a pre-requisite prior to a larger empirical study, and the literature review that is a study in its own right.