APA 7TH EDITION
The Literature Review Plan
For this assignment, you will compose a draft of your Review of the Literature Plan section of the Research Prospectus. The Research Prospectus Template provides guidance to help you through this process. Remember: Your deliverable for this assignment is NOT a literature review; rather, it is a literature review plan for what specific types of literature you will explore for your study and what rationale guides you in this process to ensure your plan is solid and appropriate for your chosen study topic.
Note: Throughout this course, you will submit all of your Individual Project assignments in your Research Prospectus Template as a working draft. As the course proceeds through all sections of the Research Prospectus, it will provide an ongoing opportunity to refine each section based on instructor feedback.
Please submit your assignment.
Unit 3 – Individual Project
If you are having trouble structuring your approach to the Literature Review, I highly recommend this presentations as necessary “pre-work”. Reviewing the presentation titled, “Mastering the Literature Review” will help you understand the purpose and approach. This, too, is located under the Session Recordings for Symposium and worth the time to review. I’ve linked the presentation, here, for your convenience: Mastering the Literature Review.
Unit 3 – Individual Project
In preparation for the Unit 3 IP, ensure you review: Developing A Plan for the Review of the Literature.
The goal, here, is to provide you with an opportunity to identify a plan for your approach. The Unit 3 Individual Project is the Literature Review Plan section. You will compose a plan; NOT a Lit Review, itself. Please notice, the Template provides guidance to help you through this process. Again, the deliverable for the Unit 3 Individual Project assignment is NOT a literature review; rather, it is a literature review PLAN for what specific types of literature you will explore for your study and what rationale guides you in this process to ensure your plan is solid and appropriate for your chosen study topic.
There are no shortcuts on the Research Journey and in the Dissertation Process. These are the 4 critical steps that you are engaged in now. Please use all of the resources available to you. I’ve linked several below to support your progress.
- Find References: Continue to search for sources, reading, researching for your dissertation! This page provides information about how to conduct research, stay organized, and where to start when using the CTU Library Collection.
- Develop the Doctoral Research Focus: Here are resources on finding and developing your dissertation research focus.
- Develop Trio: Problem, Purpose, & Research Question: Once you know your topic, start developing the problem, purpose, and research question. This will consist of several rewrites as you continue to read and research your topic.
- Develop Prospectus: The Research Prospectus is a critical Pass/No Pass assignment in RES861. It lays the foundation for your dissertation and per CTU, must be “deemed satisfactory for forward progression”. Your Research Prospectus must be declared satisfactory by the instructor to pass the course.