A ED 502 Assignment to Learn How to Conduct a Literature Review
Due 11/29/2012 (20% of course grade)
ASSIGNMENT: Conduct a search on a specific research problem—prepare an outline of a lit review chapter based on a problem statement, code your documentation from the search, and create Book Spine poetry from selected books
5 STEP PROCESS:
Step 1 - Select a research topic.
Step 2 - Limit topic to a research problem statement, which appears feasible to do in one study.
Step 3 - Identify constructs, variables & population (quantitative) or constructs, concepts & events (qualitative) & type of study as key words for a literature search.
Step 4 - Conduct a literature search keeping track of databases, years reviewed, key terms, & configurations that you used.
Step 5 – Submit the following 3 items to me by November 29, 2012 (See examples and further explanation at http://cyberhouse.arted.psu.edu/502/resources/LitRev/litlog.htm )
1. A rated bibliography (See example at http://cyberhouse.arted.psu.edu/502/resources/LitRev/template.htm but you do not need to follow the example, as you should rate in whatever way makes sense to you and is useful to you.)
2. A description of the search (i.e., databases & years searched with the number of hits found, keyterms applied, and boolean
configurations/limitations used )
3. An outline (like a table of contents) on how you plan to
organize the writing of the review. Include your problem statement above the outline of a literature review chapter. You will NOT be writing the review in this course. The purpose is to learn how to organize and plan a literature review chapter based on your problem statement.