Literature review Christian Spannagel University of Education Heidelberg [email_address] http://cspannagel.wordpress.com
Where can I find relevant literature? <ul><li>Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Internet databases </li>...
ERIC database: http://www.eric.ed.gov/
ERIC database: http://www.eric.ed.gov/
Search for: mathematics self-efficacy
Search for: “mathematics self-efficacy“
ERIC: Useful tools „on the left side“
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
Google books: http://books.google.com/
Finding literature in literature   References
Search for… <ul><li>standard books </li></ul><ul><li>Latest literature! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. latest editions </li></...
Some important aspects <ul><li>Don‘t read only one author regarding a topic. Use more than one source! </li></ul><ul><li>W...
Plan your literature search! <ul><li>Find topics / theories / concepts which are relevant to your research idea. </li></ul...
Now… <ul><li>Find at least 5 references for each of your topics relevant to your research project! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I...
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  1. 1. Literature review Christian Spannagel University of Education Heidelberg [email_address] http://cspannagel.wordpress.com
  2. 2. Where can I find relevant literature? <ul><li>Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Internet databases </li></ul><ul><li>in literature! </li></ul>
  3. 3. ERIC database: http://www.eric.ed.gov/
  4. 4. ERIC database: http://www.eric.ed.gov/
  5. 5. Search for: mathematics self-efficacy
  6. 6. Search for: “mathematics self-efficacy“
  7. 7. ERIC: Useful tools „on the left side“
  8. 8. Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
  9. 9. Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
  10. 10. Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/
  11. 11. Google books: http://books.google.com/
  12. 12. Finding literature in literature  References
  13. 13. Search for… <ul><li>standard books </li></ul><ul><li>Latest literature! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. latest editions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>latest studies… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scan the volumes of the last years of relevant journals! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Review articles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>„ Review on studies about teaching algebra“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Literature in Portuguese and English! </li></ul><ul><li>Literature in Portuguese AND English! </li></ul><ul><li>Literature in Portuguese AND ENGLISH! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Some important aspects <ul><li>Don‘t read only one author regarding a topic. Use more than one source! </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia: yes or no? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Plan your literature search! <ul><li>Find topics / theories / concepts which are relevant to your research idea. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teaching algebra </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic Geometry System </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive Load Theory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Constructivist learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualitative Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experimental research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Now… <ul><li>Find at least 5 references for each of your topics relevant to your research project! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the internet ERIC: http://www.eric.ed.gov/ Google scholar: http://scholar.google.com Google books: http://books.google.com </li></ul></ul>
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