The Handbook to Literary Research

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Author: Delia da Sousa Correa,W. R. Owens

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135219117

Category: Education

Page: 272

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The Handbook to Literary Research is a practical guide for students embarking on postgraduate work in Literary Studies. It introduces and explains research techniques, methodologies and approaches to information resources, paying careful attention to the differences between countries and institutions, and providing a range of key examples. This fully updated second edition is divided into five sections which cover: tools of the trade – a brand new chapter outlining how to make the most of literary resources textual scholarship and book history – explains key concepts and variations in editing, publishing and bibliography issues and approaches in literary research – presents a critical overview of theoretical approaches essential to literary studies the dissertation – demonstrates how to approach, plan and write this important research exercise glossary – provides comprehensive explanations of key terms, and a checklist of resources. Packed with useful tips and exercises and written by scholars with extensive experience as teachers and researchers in the field, this volume is the ideal Handbook for those beginning postgraduate research in literature.

A Handbook to Literary Research

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Author: Simon Eliot,W. R. Owens

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415198607

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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"A Handbook to Literary Research is a unique and invaluable guide, specifically written for anyone undertaking postgraduate research in literature."..." Each chapter identifies and illustrates the central ideas and developments within its field, and includes 'questions and exercises' designed to help you grasp key points and practise skills. In addition the Handbook includes suggestions for further reading, a glossary, and an extensive checklist of bibliographical resources for the study of literature." -- cover.

Handbook of Literary Research

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Author: Robert Henry Miller

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810829770

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 103

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Introduces general reference books, ready-reference guides, guides to manuscripts and dissertations, computer databases, and resources in rhetoric and composition.

The American Civil War

A Handbook of Literature and Research

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Author: Steven E. Woodworth,Robert Higham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313290190

Category: History

Page: 754

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A revealing look at the Japanese through the window of their contemporary culture.

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Literary Studies

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Author: Lisa Zunshine

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199978069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

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The Oxford handbook of cognitive literary studies' applies developments in cognitive science to a wide range of literary texts that span multiple historical periods and numerous national literary traditions. The volume is divided into five parts: (1) Narrative, History, Imagination; (2) Emotions and Empathy; (3) The New Unconscious; (4) Empirical and Qualitative Studies of Literature; and (5) Cognitive Theory and Literary Experience. Most notably, the volume features case studies representing not just North American and British literary traditions, but also Argentinian (Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar), Chinese (Cao Xueqin), Colombian (Garcia Marquez), Dominican (Junot Diaz), German (Theodore Fontane), French (Marcel Proust, Gustave Flaubert), Indian (Mirabai, Rabindranath Tagore, Kamala Markandaya, Mani Ratnam, Tito Mukhopadhyay), Mexican (Fernando del Paso), Polish (Krystof Kieslowski), Puerto Rican (Giannina Braschi), Russian (Lev Tolstoi), South African (J.M. Coetzee), and Spanish (Leopoldo Alas). Moreover, the volume will cover a variety of periods (e.g.,0.

World War II in Europe, Africa, and the Americas, with General Sources

A Handbook of Literature and Research

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Author: Vālmīki,Robin D. S. Higham

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313293252

Category: History

Page: 525

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This volume discusses the best and most enduring literature of World War II years, incorporating all aspects from military and political history to social and cultural history.

A Handbook to Literature

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Author: Clarence Hugh Holman,William Harmon

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780023564208

Category: Criticism

Page: 615

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6th edition. Co-authored by C. Hugh Holman. Based on the original edition by William Flint Thrall and Addison Hibbard.

The English Handbook

A Guide to Literary Studies

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Author: William Whitla

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444307917

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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The English Handbook: A Guide to Literary Studies is acomprehensive textbook, providing essential practical andanalytical reading and writing skills for literature students atall levels. With advice and information on fundamental methods ofliterary analysis and research, Whitla equips students with theknowledge and tools essential for advanced literary study. Includes traditional close reading strategies integrated withnewer critical theory, ranging from gender and genre topost-structuralism and post-colonialism; with examples fromBeowulf to Atwood, folk ballads to Fugard, and ChristopherMarlowe to Conrad’s Marlow Draws on a wide range of resources, from print to contemporaryelectronic media Supplies a companion website with chapter summaries, charts,examples, web links, and suggestions for further study

The Handbook of Research Synthesis

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Author: Harris Cooper,Larry V. Hedges

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610441370

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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“The Handbook is a comprehensive treatment of literature synthesis and provides practical advice for anyone deep in the throes of, just teetering on the brink of, or attempting to decipher a meta-analysis. Given the expanding application and importance of literature synthesis, understanding both its strengths and weaknesses is essential for its practitioners and consumers. This volume is a good beginning for those who wish to gain that understanding.” —Chance “Meta-analysis, as the statistical analysis of a large collection of results from individual studies is called, has now achieved a status of respectability in medicine. This respectability, when combined with the slight hint of mystique that sometimes surrounds meta-analysis, ensures that results of studies that use it are treated with the respect they deserve....The Handbook of Research Synthesis is one of the most important publications in this subject both as a definitive reference book and a practical manual.”—British Medical Journal The Handbook of Research Synthesis is the definitive reference and how-to manual for behavioral and medical scientists applying the craft of research synthesis. It draws upon twenty years of ground-breaking advances that have transformed the practice of synthesizing research literature from an art into a scientific process in its own right. Editors Harris Cooper and Larry V. Hedges have brought together leading authorities to guide the reader through every stage of the research synthesis process—problem formulation, literature search and evaluation, statistical integration, and report preparation. The Handbook of Research Synthesis incorporates in a single volume state-of-the-art techniques from all quantitative synthesis traditions, including Bayesian inference and the meta-analytic approaches. Distilling a vast technical literature and many informal sources, the Handbook provides a portfolio of the most effective solutions to problems of quantitative data integration. The Handbook of Research Synthesis also provides a rich treatment of the non-statistical aspects of research synthesis. Topics include searching the literature, managing reference databases and registries, and developing coding schemes. Those engaged in research synthesis will also find useful advice on how tables, graphs, and narration can be deployed to provide the most meaningful communication of the results of research synthesis. The Handbook of Research Synthesis is an illuminating compilation of practical instruction, theory, and problem solving. It provides an accumulation of knowledge about the craft of reviewing a scientific literature that can be found in no other single source. The Handbook offers the reader thorough instruction in the skills necessary to conduct powerful research syntheses meeting the highest standards of objectivity, systematicity, and rigor demanded of scientific enquiry. This definitive work will represent the state of the art in research synthesis for years to come.

A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies

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Author: John Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111845877X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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Provides a detailed map of contemporary critical theory in Renaissance and Early Modern English literary studies beyond Shakespeare A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies is a groundbreaking guide to the contemporary engagement with critical theory within the larger disciplinary area of Renaissance and Early Modern studies. Comprising commissioned contributions from leading international scholars, it provides an overview of literary theory, beyond Shakespeare, focusing on most major figures, as well as some lesser-known writers of the period. This book represents an important first step in bridging the divide between the abundance of titles which explore applications of theory in Shakespeare studies, and the relative lack of such texts concerning English Literary Renaissance studies as a whole, which includes major figures such as Marlowe, Jonson, Donne, and Milton. The tripartite structure offers a map of the critical landscape so that students can appreciate the breadth of the work being done, along with an exploration of the ways in which the treatments of or approaches to key issues have changed over time. Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies is must-reading for undergraduate and postgraduate students of early modern and Renaissance English literature, as well as their instructors and advisors. Divided into three main sections, “Conditions of Subjectivity,” “Spaces, Places, and Forms,” and “Practices and Theories,” A Handbook of English Renaissance Literary Studies: Provides an overview of theoretical work and the theoretical-informed competencies which are central to the teaching of English Renaissance literary studies beyond Shakespeare Provides a map of the critical landscape of the field to provide students with an opportunity to appreciate the breadth of the work done Features newly-commissioned essays in representative subject areas to offer a clear picture of the contemporary theoretically-engaged work in the field Explores the ways in which the treatments of or approaches to key issues have changed over time Offers examples of the ways in which the practice of a theoretically-engaged criticism may enrich the personal and professional lives of critics, and the culture in which such critical practice takes place

The Handbook to Gothic Literature

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Author: Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349264962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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What do we mean by the term 'Gothic'? How does it differ from such classifications as 'terror' and 'horror' and where do its parameters lie? In an attempt to define such an elusive term, this A-Z unearths the terminologies associated with Gothic through a variety of short essays written by leading scholars. Not only does it plot the national characteristics of Gothic as in the French school of terror, Frenetique to American Gothic, but it also spans the period from Ann Radcliffe to Anne Rice.

The Oxford Handbook of Early American Literature

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Author: Kevin J. Hayes

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 019518727X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 636

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Organized primarily in terms of genre, this handbook includes original research on key concepts, as well as analysis of interesting texts from throughout colonial America. Separate chapters are devoted to literary genres of great importance at the time of their composition that have been neglected in recent decades.

The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature

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Author: Julia Mickenberg,Lynne Vallone

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199701919

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 608

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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Literature is an ambitious new resource that provides a thorough grounding in the field through a selection of original interdisciplinary essays on canonical and popular works in the Anglo American tradition. Twenty-six essays by top scholars from varied disciplines address theoretical, historical, sociological, and critical issues through analyses of classic novels such as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, and The Swiss Family Robinson; early educational and religious works such as The New England Primer and Froggy's Little Brother; picture books, comics and graphic novels such as Millions of Cats, Peanuts and American Born Chinese; early readers, including The Cat in the Hat and the Frog and Toad books; newer children's classics such as Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry and Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials trilogy; and works of poetry and drama, including The Dream Keeper and Peter Pan. Other media such as the classic album Free to Be .. You and Me and the generation-defining cartoon film Dumbo are also addressed. An editors' introduction sets the stage by reviewing the field's history, foundational scholarship, and current critical trends. The handbook is geared toward graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and scholars new to the study of children's literature, as well as teachers, librarians and others wishing to immerse themselves in the most vital new research in this vibrant and growing field.

A Handbook of Middle English Studies

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Author: Marion Turner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118328760

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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A Handbook to Middle English Studies presents a series of original essays from leading literary scholars that explore the relationship between critical theory and late medieval literature. Includes 26 new essays by leading scholars of late medieval literature Sets the new standard for an introduction to the study of late medieval literature Showcases the most current cutting-edge theoretical research Demonstrates a range of approaches to late medieval literature Brings together critical theory and medieval literature

The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis

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Author: Harris Cooper,Larry V. Hedges,Jeffrey C. Valentine

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610441389

Category: Social Science

Page: 632

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Praise for the first edition: “The Handbook is a comprehensive treatment of literature synthesis and provides practical advice for anyone deep in the throes of, just teetering on the brink of, or attempting to decipher a meta-analysis. Given the expanding application and importance of literature synthesis, understanding both its strengths and weaknesses is essential for its practitioners and consumers. This volume is a good beginning for those who wish to gain that understanding.” —Chance “Meta-analysis, as the statistical analysis of a large collection of results from individual studies is called, has now achieved a status of respectability in medicine. This respectability, when combined with the slight hint of mystique that sometimes surrounds meta-analysis, ensures that results of studies that use it are treated with the respect they deserve....The Handbook of Research Synthesis is one of the most important publications in this subject both as a definitive reference book and a practical manual.”—British Medical Journal When the first edition of The Handbook of Research Synthesis was published in 1994, it quickly became the definitive reference for researchers conducting meta-analyses of existing research in both the social and biological sciences. In this fully revised second edition, editors Harris Cooper, Larry Hedges, and Jeff Valentine present updated versions of the Handbook’s classic chapters, as well as entirely new sections reporting on the most recent, cutting-edge developments in the field. Research synthesis is the practice of systematically distilling and integrating data from a variety of sources in order to draw more reliable conclusions about a given question or topic. The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis draws upon years of groundbreaking advances that have transformed research synthesis from a narrative craft into an important scientific process in its own right. Cooper, Hedges, and Valentine have assembled leading authorities in the field to guide the reader through every stage of the research synthesis process—problem formulation, literature search and evaluation, statistical integration, and report preparation. The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis incorporates state-of-the-art techniques from all quantitative synthesis traditions. Distilling a vast technical literature and many informal sources, the Handbook provides a portfolio of the most effective solutions to the problems of quantitative data integration. Among the statistical issues addressed by the authors are the synthesis of non-independent data sets, fixed and random effects methods, the performance of sensitivity analyses and model assessments, and the problem of missing data. The Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis also provides a rich treatment of the non-statistical aspects of research synthesis. Topics include searching the literature, and developing schemes for gathering information from study reports. Those engaged in research synthesis will also find useful advice on how tables, graphs, and narration can be used to provide the most meaningful communication of the results of research synthesis. In addition, the editors address the potentials and limitations of research synthesis, and its future directions. The past decade has been a period of enormous growth in the field of research synthesis. The second edition Handbook thoroughly revises original chapters to assure that the volume remains the most authoritative source of information for researchers undertaking meta-analysis today. In response to the increasing use of research synthesis in the formation of public policy, the second edition includes a new chapter on both the strengths and limitations of research synthesis in policy debates

Succeeding with Your Literature Review

A Handbook for Students

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Author: Paul Oliver

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 033524369X

Category: Reference

Page: 152

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The task of researching and writing a literature review is complex. This text provides comprehensive, practical guidance on the process of researching a range of relevant literature on a subject, then planning and writing a literature review.

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

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Author: Bruce Thyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412958400

Category: Social Science

Page: 654

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In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field are reflected and updated in The Handbook of Soical Work Research Methods, Second Edition. This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet. This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work.