Literature Review Assignment
A literature review assignment is a broad-ranging, critical view of the literature on a particular topic. The main aim of a literature review assignment is to summarize and critically evaluate the literature to establish current knowledge of a specific topic and your chosen intervention. Although a literature review is structured like an essay and is often a similar length, there are differences: in an essay, you argue a point of view, whereas in a literature review assignment, you critically analyze the literature in order to understand what is known about a topic.
Remember that this is an objective, critical summary of published research literature relevant to a topic under consideration for research. Its purpose is to create familiarity with current thinking and research on a particular topic and chosen intervention, and may justify future research into a previously overlooked or understudied area.
Students are to complete a thorough literature review compiling a minimum of 10 scholarly articles based on their chosen case study, client needs, and interventions selected, while considering the importance of culture, race, gender, sexual diversity, and other forms of diversity when making decisions for best interventions in social work.
Students will need to complete the following:
Introduction: Introduce the general issue and its importance. • Identify key trends or perspectives. • Identify the specific focus of this literature review. • Give a brief outline of the structure of the body.
Main Body/Review of Literature: Develop themes, highlighting major concepts, influential studies, etc., in relation to your topic. • Focus on areas of agreement, disagreements, tensions and contentious issues related to your topic. • Use strong topic sentences at the beginning of each paragraph so the reader can clearly identify the theme or aspect of the theme being discussed.
Conclusion. The conclusion summarizes the key findings of the review in general terms. Notable commonalities between works, whether favorable or not, may be included here. •This section is the reviewer’s opportunity to justify a research proposal. Therefore, the idea should be clearly re-stated and supported according to the findings of the review.
References – A literature review must contain complete and correct citations for every source (as well as accurate in-text citations).
Originally posted 2017-10-21 20:34:55.