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  1. 1. Literature searching and reviews SES1242 08/01/2018
  2. 2. Middlesex University Overview What is a literature review? Searching for literature for your Literature Review (assignment 3) Strategies for reading the literature, organising and writing your literature review Further help SES1242 literature reviews | 2
  3. 3. Middlesex University Questions from you and questions from me Phones out! Go to and enter the code: #Q405 Submit any questions or things youre not sure of as we go along Vote up questions you would like answered There will also be a couple of polls/quizzes to answer SES1242 literature reviews | 3
  4. 4. Middlesex University What Is A Literature Review? What is a literature review? What are you expected to include in your literature review? SES1242 literature reviews | 4 Literature Review: An effective summary, synthesis and review of selected documents on a research topic. It includes elements of evaluation. Slido code: Q405
  5. 5. Middlesex University Assignment 3 Literature Review SES1242 literature reviews | 5 Slido code: Q405
  6. 6. Middlesex University So, you need to SES1242 literature reviews | 6 Slido code: Q405
  7. 7. Middlesex University Why do people do literature reviews? Question time! Please answer the first poll on Event code: Q405 SES1242 literature reviews | 7
  8. 8. Middlesex University Test your skills SES1242 literature reviews | 8
  9. 9. Middlesex University Your boat is sinking! SES1242 literature reviews | 9
  10. 10. Middlesex University There is a desert island nearby SES1242 literature reviews | 10
  11. 11. Middlesex University .you can swim there, but you can only take a small bag with you SES1242 literature reviews | 11
  12. 12. Middlesex University Choose four items to help you survive on the island SES1242 literature reviews | 12
  13. 13. Middlesex University Select 4 from the following items: SES1242 literature reviews | 13
  14. 14. Middlesex University Adventure island: survivor kit Assess the usefulness of each item and provide the reason why you chose it Item 1 Reason: Item 2 Reason Item 3 Reason Item 4 Reason 3 minutes SES1242 literature reviews | 14
  15. 15. Middlesex University What were the stages in the process of making your survival kit? 1. Think about situation 2. Analyse the available range of items 3. Choose essential items 4. Assess the information and plan 5. Explain your reasoning SES1242 literature reviews | 15
  16. 16. Middlesex University Stages of writing a literature review How can you compare your island adventure to writing a literature review? 1. Think about situation (topic) 2. Analyse the available range of items (search for literature) 3. Choose essential items (choose the most relevant articles) 4. Assess the information and plan (assess the articles and plan how youre going to include them) 5. Explain your reasoning (summarise and evaluate) SES1242 literature reviews | 16
  17. 17. Middlesex University Process of writing a literature review SES1242 literature reviews | 17 1. Think about the topic 2. Select your sources and start reading 3. Narrow down the topic and source list 4. Assess your information and plan 5. Outline your plan 6. Write 7. Revise
  18. 18. Middlesex University Searching for articles Think about your keywords Where to search? Summon, Google Scholar Other databases on MyUniHub PubMed, Web of Science, Sport Discus Access: ALWAYS login to MyUniHub > My Study > My Library, even for Google Scholar Refine your search Journal articles, peer reviewed, publication date, subject Is it relevant to your topic? Is it a research article? Read the abstract often more helpful than the title SES1242 literature reviews | 18
  19. 19. Middlesex University Keywords What are the main concepts in the topic? Are there other words/phrases for the same ideas? Not all authors will use the same terminology! Read the articles/abstracts youve found for inspiration and search again SES1242 literature reviews | 19
  20. 20. Middlesex University Fundamental movement skills Movement skills Skill acquisition Skill development Skill proficiency Motor skills / ability Who? Children? Young people? Schoolchildren? Teenagers? Girls/boys? Physical activity Exercise Sport participation Active lifestyle Fundamental movement skills and physical activity levels Specific skills
  21. 21. Middlesex University Finding resources myUniHub > My Study > My Library Go to My Studythen My Library Select Summon or Databases Login to MyUniHub
  22. 22. Middlesex University Refine your search results Full text online Scholarly & peer review Journal Articles only Date range Discipline, e.g. recreation & sports
  23. 23. Middlesex University Google Scholar Presentation title | 23 Papers that have referenced this one The same paper on other websites sometimes good for getting full text Full text from Middlesex and other sources Make sure you have logged into MyUniHub, click on Summon first leave this open in another tab At home / on your own device, set up Google Scholar to link to journals we buy for you: - Click the menu icon (top left) - Click Settings - Library links - Search for Middlesex University and save.
  24. 24. Middlesex University If you have too many results... Add more keywords (narrow it down) Be more specific (sprinting vs. running) Use to find exact phrases (home advantage) Add limits, e.g. date
  25. 25. Middlesex University If you do not have enough results... Use alternative keywords (football or soccer) Be less specific Split the question into simple concepts/words Try variations of the same word, e.g. swim, swimmers, swimming
  26. 26. Middlesex University Does it make it into your review? Answer poll no 2: What criteria could you use to decide whether to include an article in your literature review? SES1242 literature reviews | 26
  27. 27. Middlesex University Reading Read the abstract What is the purpose of the article? What are the main findings and conclusions? Is it relevant to the topic? Quickly look through the article - read any headings and subheadings. Look at any diagrams, tables and graphs Skim through the relevant sections of the text quickly for general understanding What are the main points? What questions does it raise and/or answer? How useful is it to me? Read again carefully Is there sufficient evidence given? Is the evidence given convincing? Why / not? Are the conclusions supported by the rest of the article? Make notes! SES1242 literature reviews | 27
  28. 28. Middlesex University Note taking Note taking is important. How do you take notes? Good notes involve you and the text communicating just highlighting words or sentences is not good note taking. How do you store your research? SES1242 literature reviews | 28 A. Bottom of my bag B. Excel C. Spider Diagram
  29. 29. Middlesex University Assess your information and plan Now you can start to divide the reading you have done. What are the major themes that you have found? Select the appropriate sources of information from what you have read, what can you use directly? Indirectly? Extract directly relevant information a Literature Review isnt the time to show off how much you have read. Keep it relevant! Try and summarise the information in your own words you will need to have clarity in your writing SES1242 literature reviews | 29 1. Think about the topic 2. Select your sources and start reading 3. Narrow down the topic and source list 4. Assess your information and plan 5. Assess and outline your plan 6. Write 7. Revise
  30. 30. Middlesex University Outline your plan SES1242 literature reviews | 30 1. Think about the topic 2. Select your sources and start reading 3. Narrow down the topic and source list 4. Assess your information and plan 5. Outline your plan 6. Write 7. Revise Sort and prioritise the literature you have already See which authors/ideas compliment each other See which authors/ideas disagree with each other Take the most interesting theme and start to outline your literature review Do I have enough to start writing? What more could I include?
  31. 31. Middlesex University What to include in your literature review? Introduction What is the topic? Why is it interesting/important? Discussion Review the main topics of the selected articles. How are they similar/different? Did they reach similar conclusions? Why (not)? Conclusions Write an informative summary of the articles References list SES1242 literature reviews | 31
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  33. 33. Middlesex University Need help? Presentation title | 33 Librarians in the Study Hub (1st floor of the library) Monday Friday 9-5 LET drop-in help 12-3 Monday-Friday, Study Hub My Subject Guide for Sport & Exercise (in MyUniHub > My Study > My Library) Ask!
  34. 34. Middlesex University Join the Learning Enhancement Team (LET) for: ONE-TO- ONE TUTORIALS Bookable 30-minute tutorials OPEN WORKSHOPS Bookable 1-hour workshops M-F, 2-3pm Choose from our list of options. GETTING YOUR ASSIGNMENT READY THE WRITING SPACE Drop in to the Writing Space S108, M-F, 3-5pm ONLINE RESOURCES Drop in to the Study Hub in the library M-F, 12-3pm Grove building drop-ins coming soon! Visit our site for videos, worksheets and more

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