Individual Literature Review Worksheet
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Formulate a research question that you would like answered for your Literature Review Paper.
Conduct a literature search for your research question using the Individual Literature Search Worksheet Preview the documentprovided. Document your systematic search on the form, covering all steps listed below
STEP 1: Think About the Best Way to Search
STEP 2: Plan Your First Search
STEP 3: Begin Your Search
STEP 4: Refine Your Search
STEP 5: Refine Your Search Again
STEP 6: Search another Database
STEP 7: Reflection
Submit your detailed literature review worksheet.
Remember: Read through the articles carefully. Eliminate those not appropriate. It is suggested that you create a summary table. There is an example in the course text to help you organize your thoughts. Synthesize twelve or more full text research articles, beyond your textbooks, that are relevant to your research. Summarize what the studies reveal about your selected topic. Are there consistencies? Are there inconsistencies or “gaps?” Be sure to keep the table of information you developed and the twelve or more articles as you build on the course assignments. The table itself will not be part of the content in your paper; it may be included as Appendix A.