This is a two-step assignment related to preparing a literature review for a research proposal. In the first step, you will complete a literature review associated with the problem statement you developed for Assignment #2B: Problem Statement. The first draft of the literature review will be peer-reviewed by one of your classmates. In the second step, you will revise your literature review based on the peer review comments and submit a final draft to the instructor for grading.
The learning objectives of this assignment are to:
1) Enable you to think critically about a health-related issue of interest;
2) learn how to conduct and prepare a literature review based upon academic resources; and
3) practice expressing your ideas in a clear and concise manner.
In this course we will practice, in a step-by-step manner, several key components of designing a research proposal. We will not actually conduct the research. The second step in this process will be to create a literature review, based upon the problem statement and associated research questions and hypotheses you previously submitted with Assignment #2B: Problem Statement.
For this assignment, you will prepare a five-page document. The literature review should provide more support for your problem statement and related research questions/hypotheses. It is essentially a summary of key research (or lack of research) related to your research issue of interest. The literature review should have at least 6 academic citations. In addition to lecture, I strongly recommend that you review the helpful tips on page 67-70 of your text. Please also make sure to review the Assignment #3A & B: Literature Review Discussion Board which will provide useful clarifying information on this assignment.
The peer review process will begin after the date for submission has passed. Please check the syllabus and course calendar so that you are aware of due dates. The peer review process requires that you: 1) Complete the grading rubric and 2) Provide substantive comments either within the grading rubric or via Crocodoc. The comments must be specific regarding where errors occur and why points are being deducted. Comprehensive comments SHOULD NOT be made via the Add a Comment option. The peer review process is extremely important you are not doing your classmates any favors by going easy on them. Provide constructive feedback about how they can improve their work. A key point of the peer review is for you to help one another improve your work before it is submitted for final grading by the instructor.
Only your name in the header, right justified. No title on the paper.
No more than five pages in length with 1.5 spacing. One inch margins all around.
Page numbers centered in the footer.
Times New Roman Font, 12 point.
Use APA citation style and at least 6 academic sources (you may use your textbook or class materials, however these do not count toward the required sources). The following websites are not appropriate academic citations: Wikipedia.com; about.com; ask.com; how.com; or any websites in this same genre. Please review the UCF library modules or see Purdue OWL for additional assistance with proper APA formatting.