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EDUC BC3044 Education and Social Change in Comparative Global Contexts
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SAGE Research Methods provides a comprehensive picture of research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioral sciences. It includes more than 100,000 pages of SAGE book and reference material on research methods as well as selected material from SAGE journals.
Little Green Books, SAGE’s popular Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences series, provide short and accessible texts on all kinds of quantitative methods. Providing clear statistical explanations, straightforward empirical examples, and ready-to-use procedures, these supplementary texts are appropriate for the individual researcher, and for any graduate-level, intermediate, or advanced statistics course across the spectrum of academic disciplines.
Little Blue Books, SAGE’s popular Qualitative Research Methods series, provide short and accessible texts on all kinds of qualitative methods. Providing clear explanations, and commentary on both theoretical and practical considerations in the implementation of qualitative research, these supplementary texts are appropriate for the individual researcher, and for any graduate-level, intermediate, or advanced qualitative methods course across the spectrum of academic disciplines.
Literature Reviews & Annotated Bibliographies
Why conduct a literature review?
One of the first steps in a research project and it forms the ‘foundation for the research proper.’ Conducting a literature review allows the researcher to assess the ‘current state of play’, in other words, what is already known.
Useful in identifying research methods that have been employed to answer particular research questions.
Can also be a way of summarizing research in a specific area
Planning a literature review
Information and image from Bowers-Brown, T. & Stevens, A. (2010). Literature reviews. In Practical research and evaluation : A start-to-finish guide for practitioners (pp. 76-94). SAGE Publications Ltd, https://www.doi.org/10.4135/9781446268346
This is a solid introduction to what literature reviews are and how to go about constructing one. Some of these tips are for writing much larger literature reviews than what you'll be creating for this class, but the general principles will still apply.
This explains why annotated bibliographies are useful for researchers, provides an explanation of what constitutes an annotation, describes various types of annotations and styles for writing them, and offers multiple examples of annotated bibliographies in the MLA, APA, and CBE/CSE styles of citation.