Doing a systematic literature review in legal scholarship /

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Author / Creator:Snel, Marnix, author.
Imprint:The Hague : Eleven International Publishing, [2018]
©2018
Description:99 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:English
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Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11395896
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Other authors / contributors:De Moraes, Jana�na author.
ISBN:9462368074
9789462368071
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-99).
Summary:"A literature review is the comprehensive study and interpretation of literature that relates to a particular topic. While legal scholars have increasingly started to emphasize the importance of conducting a systematic literature review prior to embarking on a larger academic research venture, discipline-specific guidelines have been absent until now. This book fills this gap by offering a step-by-step guide to doing a systematic literature review in legal scholarship. It first discusses what a systematic literature review is and why it is so important. It then moves consecutively through the process of delineating your topic and determining what information to search for, designing and carrying out a systematic search for relevant literature, critically appraising the literature, and synthesizing, discussing and presenting your findings."--Back cover.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 1.1. Focus of this book
  • 1.2. Why this book?
  • 1.3. How this book was compiled
  • 1.4. How to use this book
  • 2. What is a literature review and why do one?
  • 2.1. Introduction
  • 2.2. Interaction between topic choice and literature review
  • 2.3. Helping you to really understand your topic
  • 2.4. Narrowing down your research topic
  • 2.5. Phrasing, embedding and justifying your research question
  • 2.6. Assessing your project's feasibility
  • 2.7. So what is a systematic literature review and what is it not?
  • 2.8. Characteristics at different quality levels
  • 2.9. Summary and key points
  • 3. Preparing for your literature review
  • 3.1. Introduction
  • 3.2. Primary versus secondary sources
  • 3.3. Types of sources you are likely to encounter
  • 3.4. Types of research you are likely to encounter
  • 3.5. Delineating your topic before starting your literature review
  • 3.6. How wide should you cast your net?
  • 3.7. Summary and key points
  • 4. The systematic search for relevant literature
  • 4.1. Introduction
  • 4.2. Collecting sources as a challenging research activity
  • 4.3. Searching is selecting
  • 4.4. Digital search through legal databases
  • 4.5. Snowballing
  • 4.6. Additional techniques
  • 4.7. Keep track of your search and manage your references
  • 4.8. Summary and key points
  • 5. Critical appraisal of the literature
  • 5.1. Introduction
  • 5.2. Appraisal criteria
  • 5.3. Refining the literature that will comprise the review
  • 5.4. Reaching a quality judgment on your 'key' sources
  • 5.5. Note-taking and the distillation of relevant information
  • 5.6. Assign provisional codes to the information
  • 5.7. Summary and key points
  • 6. Synthesize, discuss and present your findings
  • 6.1. Introduction
  • 6.2. Identifying the state of the art
  • 6.3. Identifying gaps in the body of knowledge
  • 6.4. Developing your research question
  • 6.5. Presenting your findings
  • 6.6. Summary and key points
  • 7. Summary
  • References