Call Number: Health Sciences Library-1st Floor R852 .T495 2000
Publication Date: 2000
Practical, guide to preparing a written research report. Includes a checklist for thesis preparation to ensure that no steps or key components are overlooked. Researchers will be able to present results and findings to examiners and fellow clinicians in an accessible format.
Helps students and practitioners better understand scientific literature by instilling the essential skills (via the matrix method) needed to evaluate article findings critically. Covered at the most basic level are the fundamental principles of searching, organizing, reviewing, and synthesizing. Woven throughout the text are visual examples and a single case study.
Introduction -- Before you begin -- Pre-writing step -- The drafting step -- The revising step -- The editing step -- The proofreading step -- The technical stuff -- Worked-out examples -- Section templates -- Elements of English grammar
Additional materials available on the web include:
Provides you with an overview of various types of literature reviews/syntheses, with a particular focus on systematic reviews. Many of the systematic review resources will also be useful for other types of reviews.
Short video from North Caroline State University. What is the role of a literature review in research? What's it mean to "review" the literature? Get the big picture of what to expect as part of the process.
The Writing Help Centre, located in room 142 of the Murray Library, offers free, one-on-one instruction in academic writing, online and in person. They also offer short writing workshops on topics such as punctuation, essay structure, documentation, and graduate writing.
This handout explains the difference between primary, secondary and tertiary sources of information, as well as scholarly vs. popular literature. It helps critically evaluate the information you are reading.