Doing a systematic literature review in legal scholarship

Doing a systematic literature review in legal scholarship
  • Author(s): M.V.R. Snel and Janaína de Moraes
  • ISBN Book: 978-94-6236-807-1, #1 edition
  • Year of publication: 2018
  • Product specifications
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A literature review is the comprehensive study and interpretation of literature that relates to a particular topic. While legal scholars have increasingly started to emphasize the importance of conducting a systematic literature review prior to embarking on a larger academic research venture, discipline-specific guidelines have been absent until now.

This book fills this gap by offering a step-by-step guide to doing a systematic literature review in legal scholarship. It first discusses what a systematic literature review is and why it is so important. It then moves consecutively through the process of delineating your topic and determining what information to search for, designing and carrying out a systematic search for relevant literature, critically appraising the literature, and synthesizing, discussing and presenting your findings.

The book is essential reading for all those undertaking their undergraduate thesis, PhD dissertation, or any other research module that involves conducting academic legal research.

Information about the author(s)

Mr. dr. Marnix Snel is an assistant professor of private law and the methodology of law and legal scholarship at Tilburg University. In the past 5 years, he has taught many courses on writing a systematic literature review to bachelor, master, and PhD students.

Mrs. Janaína de Moraes is a public auditor and is currently a student in the Research Master in Law at Tilburg University, where she has been studying legal methodology. She has a lato sensu Postgraduation in constitutional law and a Master in procedural law.

Product specifications

Author(s) M.V.R. Snel and Janaína de Moraes
ISBN Book 978-94-6236-807-1,#1 edition
Publication date 30 november 2017
Number of pages 99 Pages
Suitable for Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (WO), Hoger Beroepsonderwijs (HBO)
Series Boom Juridische studieboeken
Brand Boom juridisch
Subject(s) Law (general), Juridische vaardigheden
Language English

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