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Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy: The Matrix Method, Fifth Edition

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    ISBN: 9781284115192
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    Fifth Edition
    ISBN: 9781284115192

Judith Garrard

Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy: The Matrix Method, Fifth Edition describes the practical and useful methods for reviewing scientific literature in the health sciences.  The goal of this text is to serve as a resource for students who need a practical, step-by-step set of instructions for how to organize, conduct, and write a synthesis of literature on a topic of their choice.

Key Features: 
  • Includes author hints for conducting a review
  • Caroline’s Quest details the process for conducting a review
  • Methods Map provides a visual approach for conducting a methodological review
  • Data Visualization reviews the history of data visualization to communicate scientific findings 
  • Features websites and e-tutorials for citing reference materials

Table of Contents:
Part I  FUNDAMENTALS OF A LITERATURE REVIEW
Chapter 1  Introduction
Chapter 2  Basic Concepts
Part II  THE MATRIX METHOD
Chapter 3  Paper Trail Folder: How to Plan and Manage a Search of the Literature
Chapter 4  Documents Folder: How to Select and Organize Documents for Review
Chapter 5  Review Matrix Folder: How to Abstract the Research Literature
Chapter 6  Synthesis Folder: How to Use a Review Matrix to Write a Synthesis
Part III  APPLICATIONS USING THE MATRIX METHOD
Chapter 7  A Library of Master Folders
Chapter 8  The Matrix Indexing System
Chapter 9  Matrix Applications by Health Sciences Professionals
Appendix A  Useful Resources for Literature Reviews
Appendix B  Structure of Computer Folders for the Matrix Method
Appendix C  Data Visualization: A Digital Exploration

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