Exploring 100 key questions (and answers) on the nature and practice of qualitative inquiry, this unique book addresses the practical decisions that researchers must make in their work, from the design of the study, through ethics approval, implementation, and writing. The book’s quick-scan, question-and-answer format make it ideal as a supplementary text or as a ready reference for graduate students preparing for comprehensive exams and writing research proposals, undergraduates in affiliated programs who will not be taking a primary course in qualitative research methods, and researchers working across disciplines in academic or practice environments.

How Extensive Should My Literature Review Be When I’m Designing My Project?

How Extensive Should My Literature Review Be When I’m Designing My Project?

Researchers need to consider a range of literature when designing their projects. Existing research published in the discipline will need to be reviewed, as well as literature from related disciplines. A project exploring young children’s use of toys to enhance online reading activities, for example, may draw on literature in education, information science, psychology, computing science, and other relevant areas. Although the emphasis may be on the most current literature so that the project builds on previous work in a timely way, key historic works must also be addressed so that the new work is well grounded in the core literature ...

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