Literature Review Worsksheet The social problem I selected for this course is the following…. Gun violence in the United States. SOC-400 Literature R

The social problem I selected for this course is the following….

Gun violence in the United States.

SOC-400

Literature Review

Worksheet

In this assignment, use this worksheet to assist you in conducting research on the social problem you selected for this course. Look up scholarly articles about your selected social problem.

Complete each section by answering the prompts. Turn in the worksheet for instructor feedback. Use the feedback to revise your research question.

Part 1: Gathering Resources

Assignment Directions:

Using the social problem you selected for this course, access the GCU e-library to find scholarly, peer-reviewed sources to use for your Research Proposal Outline assignment. Consider this question when conducting your research: Is there an existing strategy, a community program, an agency, or a grant-funded project already addressing the social problem?

Fill out the requested information in the table below about your sources:

Article 1:

Title, Author(s), year:

APA Format Citation:

Permalink (GCU Library permanent link):

Describe the Research Method described in the article (e.g. experiments, content analysis, surveys, observation, or existing statistics). (40-50 words)

Briefly describe the study setting. Where was the study done? A community? A social service agency? A school? A prison? A police department? (30-40 words)

Write a 40-50 word response to the following question:

How is this source relevant to the social problem you selected?

Write a 40-50 word response to the following questions:

How reliable is the information in this source? How do you know?

To show how the source supports your research question, paraphrase or quote a section of the article that supports your research question. Cite the section you quoted or paraphrased in APA format:

Describe the most important findings of the study:

Article 2:

Title, Author(s), year:

APA Format Citation:

Permalink (GCU Library permanent link):

Describe the Research Method used in the article (e.g. experiments, content analysis, surveys, observation, or existing statistics). (40-50 words)

Briefly describe the Study Setting. (30-40 words)

Write a 40-50 word response to the following question:

How is this source relevant to the social problem you selected?

Write a 40-50 word response to the following prompts:

How reliable is the information in this source? How do you know?

To show how the source support your research question, paraphrase or quote a section of the article that supports your research question. Cite the section you quoted or paraphrased in APA format:

Describe the most important findings of the study:

Article 3

Title, Author(s), year:

APA Format Citation:

Permalink (GCU Library permanent link):

Describe the Research Method used in the article (e.g. experiments, content analysis, surveys, observation, or existing statistics). (40-50 words)

Briefly describe the Study Setting. (30-40 words)

Write a 40-50 word response to the following question:

How is this source relevant to the social problem you selected?

Write a 40-50 word response to the following prompts:

How reliable is the information in this source? How do you know?

To show how the source support your research question, paraphrase or quote a section of the article that supports your research question. Cite the section you quoted or paraphrased in APA format:

Describe the most important findings of the study:

Part 2: Literature Review:

Next, use the research you have collected to complete the following:

Briefly describe the two different meanings of the term literature review. (50-75 words)

Describe the social problem you have selected for this course: (30-40 words)

Research Analysis:

Is there an existing strategy, a community program, agency, or grant-funded project already addressing the social problem? If so, describe it. Is it evidence-based? If not, briefly describe a possible evidence-based strategy, program, or project that could address your selected social problem. (50-75 words)

Literature Review: After you review the research you gathered, explain what, in general, the literature says about your selected social problem. What themes or common ideas were apparent? (75-100 words).

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