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Key need 1 Learning how to creatively and effectively use oneself in the treatment process is an important component of most forms of therapy training. This level of self-awareness is, however, often neglected in research, despite the centrality of the researcher to their work.

Doing your Literature Review
Doing your literature review
Simon du Plock

Your literature review is a piece of research in its own right. In this chapter, Simon shares some of his experiences from this kind of research. He highlights how significant it is to engage critically with literature in order to define and refine our own research area

  • Dissertation
  • Problem formulation
  • Literature search
  • Literature research
  • Synthesising
  • Data evaluation
  • Analysis and interpretation
  • Scholarly positions
  • Reflective practice
  • Reflexive stance
Initial Reflections

I find, as I set out on the composition of this chapter, that I am thrown instantly back into the frame of mind which occupied me when I wrote my own doctoral thesis, and that these sensations are coloured also by my memories of conducting research for two previous Master's degrees. The feelings which flood in are quite mixed, ...

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