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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/253852
Title:
The rapid structured literature review as a research strategy
Authors:
Armitage, Andrew M.D.; Keeble-Ramsay, Diane
Affiliation:
Anglia Ruskin University
Reference:
Armitage, A. and Keeble-Ramsay, D., 2009. The rapid structured literature review as a research strategy. US-China Education Review, 6(4), pp.27-37.
Publisher:
David Publishing Company
Journal:
US-China Education Review
Issue Date:
Apr-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10540/253852
Additional Links:
http://www.davidpublishing.com/journals_info.asp?jId=884; http://www.davidpublishing.com/journals_show_abstract.html?6193-0
Abstract:
A diversity of sources of literature encompassed by the management disciplines appears to result in a growing need for a systematic methodology to map the territory of management theory. As such, when scoping out a study, structured literature review (SLR) can be considered as a means by which any critical, central literature might be considered. However, there is little guidance, or evidence, of this being undertaken for the purposes of small scale projects such as undergraduate or masters’ dissertations. This paper reports four case studies of master’s degree students following management programmes of undertaking a structured literature review (SLR) and the issues and problems they had to encounter during their journey. The findings from the case studies suggest that in terms of time to complete and the volume of output required in terms of word count, Tranfield, et al’s approach to SLRs, whilst suited to doctoral level research is not appropriate generally when dealing with undergraduate and masters research projects. Therefore, this paper provides accounts of the experiences of four students who undertook SLR for their undergraduate or master’s degree dissertation. The paper identifies that these students had to deal with a new set of conceptual problems relating to this “unorthodox” approach to a postgraduate research dissertation in coming to terms with new paradigms of enquiry that are not normally taught as part of a traditional research methods course. This was despite gaining a greater depth of insight into the subject area through a more rigorous and structured manner. The paper presents alternative remedies by way of a rapid structured literature review (RSLR) model. This would appear to be more appropriate to the conducting of small scale literature based research projects when used with undergraduate and master’s degree students than SLR identified for other research activities.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
systematic literature review; synthesis; rapid structured literature review; structured literature review
ISSN:
1548-6613

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorArmitage, Andrew M.D.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorKeeble-Ramsay, Dianeen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-29T09:48:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-29T09:48:50Z-
dc.date.issued2009-04-
dc.identifier.citationArmitage, A. and Keeble-Ramsay, D., 2009. The rapid structured literature review as a research strategy. US-China Education Review, 6(4), pp.27-37.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1548-6613-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10540/253852-
dc.description.abstractA diversity of sources of literature encompassed by the management disciplines appears to result in a growing need for a systematic methodology to map the territory of management theory. As such, when scoping out a study, structured literature review (SLR) can be considered as a means by which any critical, central literature might be considered. However, there is little guidance, or evidence, of this being undertaken for the purposes of small scale projects such as undergraduate or masters’ dissertations. This paper reports four case studies of master’s degree students following management programmes of undertaking a structured literature review (SLR) and the issues and problems they had to encounter during their journey. The findings from the case studies suggest that in terms of time to complete and the volume of output required in terms of word count, Tranfield, et al’s approach to SLRs, whilst suited to doctoral level research is not appropriate generally when dealing with undergraduate and masters research projects. Therefore, this paper provides accounts of the experiences of four students who undertook SLR for their undergraduate or master’s degree dissertation. The paper identifies that these students had to deal with a new set of conceptual problems relating to this “unorthodox” approach to a postgraduate research dissertation in coming to terms with new paradigms of enquiry that are not normally taught as part of a traditional research methods course. This was despite gaining a greater depth of insight into the subject area through a more rigorous and structured manner. The paper presents alternative remedies by way of a rapid structured literature review (RSLR) model. This would appear to be more appropriate to the conducting of small scale literature based research projects when used with undergraduate and master’s degree students than SLR identified for other research activities.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDavid Publishing Companyen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.davidpublishing.com/journals_info.asp?jId=884en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.davidpublishing.com/journals_show_abstract.html?6193-0en_GB
dc.subjectsystematic literature reviewen_GB
dc.subjectsynthesisen_GB
dc.subjectrapid structured literature reviewen_GB
dc.subjectstructured literature reviewen_GB
dc.titleThe rapid structured literature review as a research strategyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAnglia Ruskin Universityen_GB
dc.identifier.journalUS-China Education Reviewen_GB
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