There is a lack of research effort focused on reducing extrinsic risk factors. Abstract In recent years, an ever increasing range of technology-based applications have been developed with the goal of assisting in the delivery of more effective and efficient fall prevention interventions. Whilst there have been a number of studies that have surveyed technologies for a particular sub-domain of fall prevention, there is no existing research which surveys the full spectrum of falls prevention interventions and characterises the range of technologies that have augmented this landscape. This study presents a conceptual framework and survey of the state of the art of technology-based fall prevention systems which is derived from a systematic template analysis of studies presented in contemporary research literature.
How to undertake a literature review I have been asked a few times for a blog post on how to conduct a proper literature review.
This is hard to do sometimes because a lot of people have different methods to do their reviews of the literature see examples hereherehere and here. I tweeted a few of the steps I undertake, but I figured the easiest way to do this was to actually write a full blog post with the protocol I follow.
I usually teach my students graduate and undergraduate and my research assistants how to do each one of the steps, so I will be walking you through my own process, rather than any generally accepted version of a method for reviewing the literature.
You can apply much of the research process citation tracing, concept saturation, finding anchor authors and creating subheadings that are based on questions to be answered to the process of creating an annotated bibliography.
Right now I am doing a review of the literature on online activism for environmental protection purposes. Among these I can count Dr.
Merry University of LouisvilleDr. Deen Freelon American University and Dr. Meredith Clark University of North Texas. Deen, Dave and Meredith have researched online activism, so their publications should be part of the contextual components. An element of undertaking a literature review that almost nobody tells you about is the serendipitous nature of finding a specific author.
So much of what I come across is actually rather serendipitous. Identify the main topic and the anchor authors. The first stage of undertaking a literature review is identifying the main topic for the review, and a few key authors, what I called in the previous paragraph, the anchor authors.
Once I found more relevant articles, I started reading and summarizing them, and creating my Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump. Annotated bibliographies, banks of synthetic notes and literature reviews are actual research products. Repeat the process until reaching conceptual saturation.
Depending on how in-depth I want to go, I write rhetorical precis or synthetic summaries of each article, and then dump them into my Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump for that specific topic.
I may also want to create an annotated bibliography. But sometimes I am so busy that I simply go from the Conceptual Synthesis Excel Dump to writing the literature review.
Most people I know write first an annotated bibliography and THEN, based on the results of their annotations, start writing their literature review.
Since I am usually reviewing a body of works for a specific paper I am writing, I rarely have the time to write an annotated bibliography. However, something I may do is ask my research assistants to write an annotated bibliography on a broader topic and, based on that one, choose specific citations I may want to use for the literature review section of the paper I am writing.
Write the literature review as though you were answering questions about each subheading. I usually break down the literature review, if it is a research product in and of itself like the one we generated for the UC MEXUS CONACYT project in headings and summarize how each one of the papers, book chapters and books I reviewed relates to each other within the literature, within each heading.Literature Review Phase One of the project involved a major literature review of publications on institutional support for student assessment which are synthesized in a report entitled, "Improving Organizational and Administrative Support for Student Assessment: A Review of Research Literature."Included in this review are references from publications.
A Journey to Construct an All-Encompassing Conceptual Model of Factors Affecting Clinician Well-Being and Resilience. Conceptual definition: Conceptual means related to ideas and concepts formed in the mind. | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples. Think of theories as the conceptual basis for understanding, analyzing, and designing ways to investigate relationships within social systems.
To that end, the following roles served by a theory can help guide the development of your framework. JEL Classification Codes Guide. The guide provides JEL Code application guidelines, keywords, and examples of items within each classification.
A conceptual framework is a bit like a recipe or a blueprint. It provides an outline of how you plan to conduct the research for your thesis, but it goes further than that by also positioning your work within the larger field of research.