Week 8 Assignment 2- Conducting a Literature Review on a Research Problem or Phenomenon
One of the early stages in developing a research project is to examine the available literature on your topic of interest and related topics. A literature review is a carefully crafted examination of credible literature relevant to your focus topic. Discovering what others have produced and organizing and synthesizing this information into a coherent picture will allow you to place your own research interests into the larger context. A literature review should not be a mere summary of your articles but instead should relate to how the literature supports your study’s focus.
To prepare for this Assignment
Review this week’s Learning Resources, and conduct a literature search in the Walden Library for articles related to the “problem” or “phenomenon” you submitted as part of your Draft Business Problem Statement for your Week 8 Assignment in your previous course (DDBA 8161). Focus only on full-text scholarly or peer-reviewed articles or doctoral studies/dissertations. Narrow or broaden your results so that you have six (three quantitative and three qualitative) viable scholarly sources. Be sure to review Section 1.14 of the Doctoral Study Rubric and Research Handbook, provided in this week’s Required Readings, for further details of literature reviews and their requirements.
Submit a 4 - to 5 - page literature review (comprising of six articles minimum; three quantitative and three qualitative) to include critical analysis and synthesis, as appropriate, related to your specific business problem.
Note: This is not an “annotated bibliography” assignment. Ensure the literature review is an “interwoven conversation” written using the MEAL plan, consisting of critical analysis and synthesis. Do not present article by article. Be sure to review the required reading, particularly those focused on the literature review!
You'll get a 37.2KB .DOCX file.