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Telling a research story : writing a literature review /
Christine B. Feak, John M. Swales.
imprint
[Ann Arbor] : University of Michigan Press, c2009
description
xiv, 98 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0472033360 (Paper), 9780472033362 (Paper)
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imprint
[Ann Arbor] : University of Michigan Press, c2009
isbn
0472033360 (Paper)
9780472033362 (Paper)
general note
Volume 2 of the revised and expanded edition of English in today's research world
catalogue key
6979626
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
Main Description
Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review is concerned with the writing of a literature review and is not designed to address any of the preliminary processes leading up to the actual writing of the literature review. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on writing literature reviews that appeared in English in Today's Research World. This volume progresses from general to specific issues in the writing of literature reviews. It opens with some orientations that raise awareness of the issues that surround the telling of a research story. Issues of structure and matters of language, style, and rhetoric are then discussed. Sections on metadiscourse, citation, and paraphrasing and summarizing are included.
Main Description
Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Reviewis concerned with the writing of a literature review and is not designed to address any of the preliminary processes leading up to the actual writing of the literature review. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on writing abstracts that appeared inEnglish in Today's Research World. This volume progresses from general to specific issues in the writing of literature reviews. It opens with some orientations that raise awareness of the issues that surround the telling of a research story. Issues of structure and matters of language, style, and rhetoric are then discussed. Sections on metadiscourse, citation, and paraphrasing and summarizing are included.
Main Description
Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Reviewis concerned with the writing of a literature review and is not designed to address any of the preliminary processes leading up to the actual writing of the literature review. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on writing literature reviews that appeared in English in Today's Research World. This volume progresses from general to specific issues in the writing of literature reviews. It opens with some orientations that raise awareness of the issues that surround the telling of a research story. Issues of structure and matters of language, style, and rhetoric are then discussed. Sections on metadiscourse, citation, and paraphrasing and summarizing are included.
Table of Contents
General Introduction to the Volumesp. ix
Introduction to the Literature Review Volumep. xiii
Orientationsp. 1
Why Review the Literature?p. 1
Types and Characteristics of Literature Reviewsp. 2
Check Your Literature Review Knowledgep. 5
Scholars before Researchersp. 8
Typical Advisor Critiques of Literature Reviewsp. 9
How Can Order Be Imposed on the Literature?p. 12
Choosing Areas to Include in the Reviewp. 21
Getting Started on the Literature Reviewp. 23
Describing the Selection Criteria for Literature in the Reviewp. 25
Metadiscoursep. 38
Citation Patternsp. 43
Integral and Non-Integral Citationsp. 45
Citation Verb Tense and Aspectp. 47
Reporting Verbsp. 54
Ambiguity in Citationsp. 56
Drafting, Redrafting, and Redrafting Againp. 60
Taking a Stance toward the Literaturep. 71
Constructing an Original Discussion of Previous Work: Using Your Own Wordsp. 77
Some Strategies for Paraphrasingp. 82
Careful Use of Synonymsp. 85
Summarizingp. 86
Criteria for Evaluating Literature Reviewsp. 93
Some Final Thoughts to Considerp. 95
Referencesp. 97
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