10 research articles
Basic Form to be placed in Appendix
The 10 pages that consist of Chapter 2 are basic summaries of each research article Literature Reviews A literature review is a comprehensive but concise summary of the research that has been done on a particular topic. The emphasis is on integration and interpretation of primary research articles.
Literature reviews are perhaps the most common assignment given in psychological science classes. The purpose of a literature review is to paint a picture of the field’s collective knowledge and research on a specific topic while highlighting where further research may need to be conducted.
Students often struggle with the format of literature reviews; it can be difficult to truly interrogate and synthesize information across articles. Literature reviews should not be a summary of the articles; professors are looking for a critical analysis of recent research on your topic. TIPS: Start by reading a variety of evidence-based research articles that represent the current state of knowledge on a narrowly defined topic. Make sure there is sufficient research evidence on the subject in terms of both quantity of research and diversity of sources. Analysis should be organized by key themes, trends, issues, or comparisons that are directly related to your thesis or research question. DO NOT simply provide individual summaries of each article. Emphasize where the present research fits with previous theories and studies, as well as gaps in the field that will be addressed by the current research. Include your own thoughts, evaluations, and questions of the literature. Make sure to provide adequate and accurate citations to avoid plagiarism.