There is no single "best" way of doing a literature review. Much depends on the aim, scope and length of the research study being reported. Also, different literature reviews have different purposes. If you want a recipe, I suggest you consult a cookbook. Then, again, there is no single best recipe for any dish or food offering, except, of course, my wife's. You write, "I wanted one that’s been tested among our group." I wonder, just who are the members of your group?
Charles R. Hildreth, Ph.D.
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From: Sheri A. Massey <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, January 20, 2012 2:59 PM
Subject: Literature Review Text

Hello All,

I am looking for a book or manual that walks a person through the steps of doing a literature review— very detailed, replicable steps.  There are many lit review books available, but I wanted one that’s been tested among our group.  Also, I am not looking for a complete guide to research, just something on literature reviews.

Thanks in advance for your help!


Sheri Anita Massey, Ph.D.
College of Information Studies
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