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Topic 1: Literature and Literature Reviews
Topic Rationale: To effectively engage in a research project, doctoral learners must learn to differentiate the types and sources of literature available and to identify and evaluate the quality of a literature source by examining authority, accuracy, objectivity, currency, and relevance to a research project.
1. Define a literature review.
2. Differentiate literary and empirical publications.
3. Determine credibility of sources.
GCU Doctoral Research: The Literature Landscape
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Writing Integrative Literature Reviews: Guidelines and Examples
Walter, L., & Stouck, J. (2020). Writing the literature review: Graduate student experiences. Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2020.1.8295
Scholars Before Researchers: On the Centrality of the Dissertation Literature Review in Research Preparation
Boote, D. N., & Beile, P. (2005). Scholars before researchers: On the centrality of the dissertation literature review in research preparation. Educational Researcher, 34(6), 3-15. http://doi.org/10.3102/0013189×034006003
DISCUSSION QUESTION 1 DQ 1
Consider the research article by Walter and Stouck (2020) provided in this topic. The article has all the major sections of empirical research (abstract, introduction, literature review, methods, discussion, implications, and recommendations). Without addressing the article’s content specifically,
1) how would you characterize the purpose of the literature review section?
2) What roles does it serve?
3) What is the section attempting to achieve as a part of the research write up?
4) How does it influence the other sections of the empirical research article?
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Discipline: The Literature Landscape:PSYCHOLOGY