Project Summary: Literature Reviews for Education and Nursing Graduate Students

  • @lizmays
    Hi Liz, I’m an Education Librarian and Assistant Professor. I’ve been teaching comprehensive literature reviews to my grad students for the past year and a half, especially using Synthesis Matrices as a process for documenting and preparing to write the review. I’d be interested in being a reviewer for the synthesis chapter, if that’s still needed. Thanks!

  • administrators

    Hi @robertlm, thanks for getting in touch. It would be great to have you review the ‘Synthesizing Sources’ chapter! When you get a chance, could you add your name and email address to the list?

    Linda is still working on the next few chapters at the moment, but I’ll be in touch once the content is ready to go. In advance of that, you can also look over our review guide and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks again!

  • Greetings! My name is Daneen Richardson, I am the Health Sciences Librarian at Western Illinois University. I have 19 years experience with nursing students at a hospital based nursing program and 5+liaison with Nursing, Kinesiology, Psychology and Health Science departments at WIU. This would be my first venture into the publishing world, I have lots of experience with APA if that is the style guide you are using. I think this is a great project. Daneen

  • administrators

    @d-richardson2 Hi Daneen, it’s wonderful to have you join us. We’re very pleased to be your first venture into publishing, and will be happy to answer any questions you have along the way.

    At this stage, we have two chapters remaining without reviewers attached, so if you’d be willing, it would be great to have you take on one of those. They are:

    • Writing the literature review, and
    • Conclusions

    If you’d like to claim one of these, you can add your name to the signup sheet.

    Once these chapter reviews are completed and the author has addressed the feedback, we’ll likely also have an open review phase where anyone can look over the whole text and offer feedback, so that may be another way to contribute if you prefer. In any case, we’re pleased to have you on board!

  • It looks like you have almost all the reviewers you need-- how exciting! I added my name to the sign-up sheet but have a couple of questions regarding timeline and content for the chapter. Could we discuss a bit more via email? @zoe @lizmays

  • administrators

    @michelle.reed Absolutely! Send me an email and we can discuss. I can say now that I usually get my hands on the outline of the chapter from Linda once she’s ready to hand it over to a reviewer, and in terms of timeline, we’re hoping to have the book ready for September, so working backwards from there we’d like to have the last reviews completed by mid-August at the latest. But let’s talk, would be great to have you involved :smile:

  • administrators

    Hello @robertlm! I’ve just received chapter 7 from the author, a little later than expected, sorry. Would you still be willing to review it? If so, I’ll send you an email with details & access to the doc. Thanks!

  • administrators

    Hello! Just checking in to say that we have our last couple of chapters ready to review!

    @robertlm were you still interested in Chapter 7: Synthesizing Sources? If so, let me know and I’ll send you the review guide and access to the chapter. Otherwise, if it no long suits, that’s not a problem and we’ll open it up to the other reviewers.

    @michelle-reed You had your name down for Chapter 8: Writing the Literature Review, but I believe you had a few questions first? Let me know if so and I’ll be happy to answer them!

    And lastly, @piercejb I see you on the list for the conclusion - thank you! I’m hoping to receive that from Linda soon and will be in touch to confirm once I do.

    Thanks all, will update again soon.

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