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Publishing not perishing: how research students transition from novice to knowledgeable using systematic quantitative literature reviews

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Pickering, C and Grignon, J and Steven, R and Guitart, D and Byrne, JA, Publishing not perishing: how research students transition from novice to knowledgeable using systematic quantitative literature reviews, Studies in Higher Education, 40, (10) pp. 1756-1769. ISSN 0307-5079 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2014 Society for Research into Higher Education

DOI: doi:10.1080/03075079.2014.914907

Abstract

Current understandings suggest that three aspects of writing practice underpin the research student publication process: knowledge creation, text production and identity formation. Publishing a literature review is the first opportunity most students have to publish. This article compares the pedagogical benefits of different literature review methods. It discusses why narrative reviews are challenging for novices both in terms of process and outcomes (publications) whereas other types of reviews, such as meta-analyses, are the province of multi-skilled teams working intensively for extended periods. Case studies are used to highlight how a new systematic quantitative literature review method, developed for the social and natural sciences, is beneficial as students can more readily create knowledge, produce text, and so transition from novice to knowledgeable and publish rather than perish.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:narrative literature review, meta-analysis, PhD students, postdoctoral study
Research Division:Studies in Human Society
Research Group:Human Geography
Research Field:Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
UTAS Author:Byrne, JA (Professor Jason Byrne)
ID Code:125098
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:40
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2018-03-27
Last Modified:2018-04-05
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