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Dec 30, 2015
Literature ReviewWhat to include
Research ProcessBegins with a questionGather a bibliographyLiterature reviewNarrow your questionDesign methodologyGather dataDraw conclusions
Literature ReviewIncluded in all researchLogic behind your researchDescribes previous documents/researchCulminates in a formal statement of research question(s)
Clarity of Lit ReviewDo I understand what you are saying? Have you clearly articulated the area of research you are interested in?Have you demonstrated an understanding of previous research?
Organization of ideasDoes your review follow a logical train of thought? Does NOT have to be chronological!Does Have to tie together!
Grammatically CorrectAre full sentences used? Is there subject / verb agreement? Appropriate transitions? Correct spelling?
Research Question(s)Last part of lit review. Is in SUCCINCT? Does it adequately relate to literature review?
ExampleDo individuals high in different types of empathy (i.e.empathic concern and emotional contagion) choose different strategies to dissolve relationships?
ExampleWhat are the common themes that emerge as meaningful within the construction of fraternity drinking stories?
Youth GroupsHow do youths communicate about the loss of a peer? What strategies are used by counselors to help youths cope with the loss of a peer? How does a group memorialize members who have recently died? How is social support communicated to a youth group in a crisis?
Lit Review Format (APA)Costa(1999) stated that The study of relationships is futile (Bocek, 2007). Dangelewicz(2006) stated multivariate relationships are the easiest to research (p.69). multivariate relationships are the easiest to research (Reed,2002 p. 69).
Rule for APA StyleIf you use a quote, you MUST have AuthorDatePage #
Format (APA)Moreover, Carter(1999) stated that Similarly, the study of relationships is futile (Bradner, 2000). However, Green(2002) stated multivariate relationships are the easiest to research (p.69). Therefore, multivariate relationships are the easiest to research (Lair,2002 p. 69).
Block QuotesA quote of 40 words or more follows the following rule:
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Indented and single spaced
More than two authorsSix authors: ( 1st time you cite authors) Mokdad, Bowman, Vinicor, F., Marks,& Koplan, (2001) claimed that The continuing epidemics of obesity and diabetes in the U.S. is dramatic. After 1st time(Mokdad et al., 2001).
ExampleHookups are defined as a sexual encounter between two people who are brief acquaintances or strangers, usually lasting only one night without the expectation of developing a relationship (Hermann, Webb, & Lum, 2006).
ExampleHermann, Webb, & Lum(2006) defined hookups as a sexual encounter between two people who are brief acquaintances or strangers, usually lasting only one night without the expectation of developing a relationship.
Example (2 authors)An increasing number of college students engage in multiple relational and extra-relational sexual experiences (Duguay & Byrne, 1994; Niccolls & Mercadante, 1985)
Example (2 authors)Duguay & Byrne (1994) and Niccolls & Mercadante (1985) found that an increasing number of college students engage in multiple relational and extra-relational sexual experiences.
Example (3 authors)Contemporary college students use the term hookup to refer to casual sexual phenomenon common on college campuses today ( Paul, McManus, & Hayes, 2000; Rodberg, 1999).
Example (3 authors)2nd time citedp. 640 1st paragraph, 10A hookup herein as a sexual encounter (that may or may not involve sexual intercourse) between two people who are brief acquaintances or strangers, usually lasting only one night without the expectation of developing a relationship (Paul et al., 2000).
Example (3 authors)2nd time citedp. 640 1st paragraph, 10).
Title in the lit review? Burgoon and Alexandra Hendriks article The Relationship between Fashion Magazine Consumption and Body Satisfaction in Women: Who is most at risk of influence, individuals have some type of controlled set of thoughts and feelings about their selves, called the self- concept. The self concept develops when individuals need to distinguish themselves from others and create unique characteristics and traits that evolves through social experiences and comparisons (Burgoon, Michael and Hendriks, Alexandra).
Lit Review Evaluation
10 = Spectacular
9 = Very Good
8 = Good
7 = fair / average
6 = below average
Clarity of Lit Review
Organization of ideas