Literature review

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Course held in Beira, Mozambique, in Sep/Oct 2011

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