1) Assignment Instructions, (2) Rubric, (3) my hypotheses (in this paper), and (4) 5 journal articles
(1) Assignment Instructions:
Draft of literature review (4% of your final grade)
***This should be 3 or 4 page typed review of the literature and description of your study including hypotheses.
***Do NOT simply copy and paste from your 5 sources assignment.
***If you quote or paraphrase from the article, include page numbers. Not including page numbers for quotes or paraphrases is considered to be plagiarism.
Components of this assignment [100 points total]:
1. Write a paragraph introducing your research topic. [Worth 10 points]
–Why is this area of interest to researchers?
Is it a current social problem? Does it apply to public policy or public safety?
–Include a very brief description of your project.
What are your parameters? This is where you narrow it down.
–It is acceptable to write in the first-person. However, do not get carried away and do not write things such as “I feel”.
2. Briefly summarize each research study in a series of paragraphs. [Worth 12 points per source/60 points total]
–Use transition statements to tie the studies together.
–DON’T FORGET=> Cite prior research studies and direct quotes (Smith and Loe, 2009:114)
3. The last portion of this section should also include a list of your hypotheses and why you expect to support them. [Worth 15 points]
–Each hypothesis should have some kind of explanation about why you expect to support it.
For example, would you expect your hypothesis to be supported in one direction based on previous research?
If your literature does not yet address or disproves your specific hypothesis, discuss the reasons why you expect to support it.
4. Write in a professional, academic manner. [10 points]
–SPELLING, GRAMMAR, TRANSITIONS, PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE, HEADERS, ETC. WILL BE PART OF YOUR GRADE FROM NOW ON!
5. Have a separate reference page in proper ASA format. [Worth 5 points]
— Be consistent, cite properly and format page correctly (same rules apply as last time).
Each hypothesis should have some kind of explanation about
why you expect to support it. Tie your literature in here. For example, would you expect
your hypothesis to be supported in one direction based on previous research? If you
literature does not cover a specific hypothesis, discuss the reasons why you expect to
support the hypothesis. Write in a professional manner as you develop your explanation.
LITERATURE REVIEW GRADING RUBRIC
(100 points total; 4% of final grade)
1) Introductory Paragraph (10 points)
___You do not introduce your research area
___You do not indicate why it is important to research this topic
___You do not descript your study and data
2) Review of each literature source (12 points per source x 5 sources = 60 points)
___You do not include five peer-reviewed scholarly sources
___You do not discuss the sample and how the data were gathered
___You do not discuss the findings
___You do not indicate how they apply to your research
___You do not include proper ASA in-text citation when needed
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