Literature Review[WLO: 3] [CLOs: 3, 4, 6]
Before starting this assignment, review Chapters 7, 8, 9, and Appendix G from the course text, Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics: Using Microsoft Excel, as needed.
A literature review summarizes the published research on any given topic. For this assignment, you need to summarize the published research on your research topic for your Research Design Proposal final paper. If you have never completed a literature review, you may want to view the sample literature review on the Writing a Literature ReviewLinks to an external site. webpage from the Writing Center and use the Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible SourcesLinks to an external site. resource from the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. Include in your review relevant published studies on your health-related topic.
This literature review aims to integrate concepts from biomedical research related to your topic and to explore the literature encompassing your proposed research question or hypothesis. In this section of the proposal, you will review the findings in the individual empirical articles; organize the research in a meaningful way; evaluate the reliability, validity, and generalizability of the research findings, and present an integrated synthesis of the research that sheds new light on the topic you selected.
A successful integrative literature review may result in a significant contribution to a particular body of knowledge and, consequently, to research and practice. Therefore, before writing this literature review, conduct substantive new research via scholarly and peer-reviewed resources from within the University of Arizona Global Campus Library. Address methods of analysis commonly used in the applicable research for your topic, contrasting results and any surrounding cultural considerations. Address any evidence of health disparities related to the selected topic. You must include a minimum of eight peer-reviewed sources.
In your paper,
- Write a clear introduction that provides a general review and organizes the research in a meaningful way.
- Present the evidence through analysis, critique, and synthesis.
- Discuss the evidence of health disparities related to the selected topic.
- Conclude with a discussion that is drawn together in a meaningful way in which the claims of the introduction are brought to a logical closure, and new research is proposed.
The Literature Review paper
- must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA StyleLinks to an external site. as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA Formatting for Microsoft WordLinks to an external site. resource.
- must include a separate title page with the following:
- title of paper in bold font
- space should appear between the title and the rest of the information on the title page.
- student’s name
- name of institution (The University of Arizona Global Campus)
- course name and number
- instructor’s name
- due date
- title of paper in bold font
- must utilize academic voice. See the Academic VoiceLinks to an external site. resource for additional guidance.
- must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
- For assistance on writing Introductions & ConclusionsLinks to an external site. and Writing a Thesis StatementLinks to an external site., refer to the Writing Center resources.
- must use at least eight scholarly, peer-reviewed, credible sources.
- The Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed, and Other Credible SourcesLinks to an external site. table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source.
- To assist you in completing the research required for this assignment, view the Quick and Easy Library ResearchLinks to an external site. tutorial, which introduces the University of Arizona Global Campus Library and the research process and provides some library search tips.
- must document any information used from sources in APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center’s APA: Citing Within Your PaperLinks to an external site. guide.
- must include a separate references page formatted according to APA Style as outlined in the Writing Center.
- See the APA: Formatting Your References ListLinks to an external site. resource in the Writing Center for specifications.
Carefully review the Grading RubricLinks to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.