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Summing up : the science of reviewing research

Author: Richard J Light; David B Pillemer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1984.
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Guidelines and procedures for synthesizing existing research findings into research reviews.

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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Light, Richard J.
Summing up.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1984
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Light; David B Pillemer
ISBN: 0674854306 9780674854307 0674854314 9780674854314
OCLC Number: 10506111
Description: xiii, 191 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Organizing a reviewing strategy --
3. Quantitative procedures --
4. Numbers and narrative: the division of labor --
5. What we have learned --
6. A checklist for evaluating reviews.
Responsibility: Richard J. Light, David B. Pillemer.
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How can a scientist or policy analyst summarize and evaluate what is already known about a particular topic? This book offers practical guidance.  Read more...


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Light and Pillemer show an exemplary, nondoctrinaire catholicism that I much admire, as well as a willingness to get deep into their, our, and others' experiences as reviewers in order to learn the Read more...

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