You had helped me with part 1 of the assignment, this is part two. I will upload part 1. so you have something to refer to.
Part 2: Literature Review and Research Question
Based on the selected topic, write a literature review, and develop the research question.
Use the works identified in Part 1 – Topic Selection/ Annotated Bibliography to write your
literature review. If any works identified were not relevant to the potential research topic,
conduct additional research to identify alternate works. You should have three scholarly works to
write the literature review.
1. Write a literature review that includes the following.
Introduction of the literature review that identifies the topic and discusses the
central themes or organizational patterns
Refer to the media on Getting cozy with APA (link available on overview
page) and additional resources or writing style to structure your
Summary of the sources, organized either chronologically, thematically, or
Synthesizes research results of what is and is not known, clearly
identifying the gap in the research
Identifies areas of controversy in the literature
Based on the research, formulates a question that needs further research.
How does the research address part of the identified gap?
Finding the Research Question (available on overview page)
Word count: 300-700
Citation Requirements: 3 (must be scholarly Journals)
***Part 1 has been completed by you***
Here are the instructions for part 1. for a reminder. I will be assigning the other parts to you today as well. I really appreciate the help.
Research Proposal Instructions
Understanding applied research will enable you to be more effective advocates of programs you
are supporting in working or volunteer capacities. Outside of the behavioral health fields,
understanding good research methodology can be applied to any industry to help better identify
and tell the story of community need and impact of services, while supporting quality
improvement efforts. For this multi-part Research Project, you will identify a research question
relevant to the field of psychology, analyze qualitative and quantitative methodology, and write
an executive summary that proposes the research plan.
Part 1 – Topic Selection/ Annotated Bibliography
1. Select a research topic either selected from the list below, or a topic relevant to your
profession/interest. Potential research topics include:
a. Gender and Psychological Reaction to Specific Noise
b. Gender and Singer Preference
c. Gum Chewing and Concentration on Simple Cognitive Tasks
d. Influence of Positive and Negative Ads
e. Reaction to Violated Social Norms
f. Social Networking and “real life” interaction
g. Learning and Color Experiment
h. Information and Short-term Memory
i. Personality and Musical Preference
j. Gender and Short-term Memory
2. Review at least six scholarly literature related to your potential research topic. Include a
list of the six research articles reviewed in APA format as part of your submission.
3. Select 3 of the scholarly works you reviewed and write an annotated bibliography for
each that informs the key points of the potential research topic. Summarize each piece of
literature by addressing the following
Who is the author? What is her/his background? Is the author qualified to
write this document?
What is the author’s purpose in writing this literature or doing this
Does the author show any biases or make assumptions upon which the
rationale of the literature rests? If so, what are they?
What methods did the author use to obtain the data?
What conclusions does the author draw? Are these conclusions specifically
stated or implied?
Assessment of conclusions
Are the conclusions justified from the research or experience?
Are the conclusions in sync with the original purpose of the
research and supported by the data?
Are the conclusions skewed by bias?
Assessment of the literatures quality and relevancy to the potential research
Is the work current?
Does it conflict with conventional wisdom, established scholarship,
government policy, etc.?
How is the literature relevant to the potential research topic? Explain