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The Literature Review Plan

For this assignment, you will compose a draft of your Review of the Literature Plan section of the Research Prospectus. The Research Prospectus Template provides guidance to help you through this process. Remember: Your deliverable for this assignment is NOT a literature review; rather, it is a literature review plan for what specific types of literature you will explore for your study and what rationale guides you in this process to ensure your plan is solid and appropriate for your chosen study topic.

Note: Throughout this course, you will submit all of your Individual Project assignments in your Research Prospectus Template as a working draft. As the course proceeds through all sections of the Research Prospectus, it will provide an ongoing opportunity to refine each section based on instructor feedback.

Please submit your assignment.

Instructions:

Unit 3 – Individual Project

If you are having trouble structuring your approach to the Literature Review, I highly recommend this presentations as necessary “pre-work”. Reviewing the presentation  titled, “Mastering the Literature Review” will help you understand the purpose and approach. This, too, is located under the Session Recordings for Symposium and worth the time to review. I’ve linked the presentation, here, for your convenience: Mastering the Literature Review.

Instructor’s Comments:

Unit 3 – Individual Project

In preparation for the Unit 3 IP, ensure you review: Developing A Plan for the Review of the Literature.

The goal, here, is to provide you with an opportunity to identify a plan for your approach. The Unit 3 Individual Project is the Literature Review Plan section. You will compose a plan; NOT a Lit Review, itself. Please notice, the Template provides guidance to help you through this process. Again, the deliverable for the Unit 3 Individual Project assignment is NOT a literature review; rather, it is a literature review PLAN for what specific types of literature you will explore for your study and what rationale guides you in this process to ensure your plan is solid and appropriate for your chosen study topic. 

There are no shortcuts on the Research Journey and in the Dissertation Process. These are the 4 critical steps that you are engaged in now. Please use all of the resources available to you. I’ve linked several below to support your progress.

  1. Find References: Continue to search for sources, reading, researching for your dissertation! This page provides information about how to conduct research, stay organized, and where to start when using the CTU Library Collection.
  2. Develop the Doctoral Research Focus: Here are resources on finding and developing your dissertation research focus.
  3. Develop Trio: Problem, Purpose, & Research Question: Once you know your topic, start developing the problem, purpose, and research question. This will consist of several rewrites as you continue to read and research your topic.
  4. Develop Prospectus: The Research Prospectus is a critical Pass/No Pass assignment in RES861. It lays the foundation for your dissertation and per CTU, must be “deemed satisfactory for forward progression”. Your Research Prospectus must be declared satisfactory by the instructor to pass the course.

Balancing work and home life during the pandemic in San Antonio, TX

A Quantitative Study

Research Prospectus Comment by Thiry, Katie: Why do you still have previous feedback in this submission? Be sure to always update.

Colorado Technical University

Ivette Clark

Month Year

Thank you for your second individual project submission of the term. Throughout this course, you will submit all Individual Project assignments in this Research Prospectus Template. This also provides an ongoing opportunity for you to perfect each section – as you learn more about your subject matter and refine your Trio. 

In this course, I continue to encourage everyone to:

1. Review Live Chat 3 which was a session with our CTU Librarians before the Unit 3 IP.

2. Use Smarthinking for ALL assignments. It’s a FREE service (paid with your tuition) and an essential tool in this course. Remember to submit every IP to Smarthinking and implement their feedback before submitting for grading purposes. 

The primary focus of the Unit 2 IP was to deliver a first draft of your Study Purpose and Research Question. Please read my “comment bubbles” in the rubric within your paper.

After reading your Study Purpose section, your reader should know why your study will be conducted and what it will accomplish. The Study Purpose section (usually 1-3 paragraphs) tells your reader what the goal of the research is and inform your reader of the research methods, population, means of data collection, variables, etc.

Next Steps:

1. Turn off track changes.

2. Read and remove my comments.

3. Read and remove the rubric I’ve inserted below you make your next IP submission.

4. Add the Lit Review

as a requirement of the Unit 3 Individual Project.

Research Prospectus Evaluation Rubric

Section

Meets

(Instructor please check)

Does Not Meet

(Instructor please check)

Instructor Feedback

Front Matter

Title Page

· Title no more than 12 words

· Title reflects method choice

· Title aligned with Trio and discipline/ concentration

· Title no more than 12 words

· Title reflects method choice

· Title lacks alignment with Trio

· Title page APA errors

Ensure this is complete for the Unit 4 Individual Project.

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Abstract

· Meets 150-word limit

· Summary of all required components

· Exceeds 150 words

· Missing summary for required components

You will complete the Abstract in the Unit 4 Individual Project.

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Introduction

· No more than 2 pages

· Key terms defined

· Adequate introduction to the study problem

· Adequate citations for scholarship support

· Exceeds 2 pages in length

· Missing term definitions

· Unclear introduction to the study problem

· Inadequate citations for scholarship support

You will complete the Introduction section in the Unit 4 Individual Project.

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Trio

Problem Statement Comment by Thiry, Katie: You may find that you revisit and revise your problem statement paragraph continuously in the proposal/prospectus writing process. Feel free to do that in your future updates and edits to the Unit 3, Unit 4, and in your Unit 6 Individual Project submission. As I shared previously, it often takes multiple attempts to finalize because the more you learn about your topic, the more your research focus refines. Comment by Thiry, Katie: CTU requires the study problem section to be:
one paragraph
well-supported by the literature (in other words, use and cite sources)
practice-based and scholarship-supported, so the description of the problem must include
begin with the sentence: “The problem is”

· Meets length requirement (250-350 words)

· Meets paragraph format

· Adequate citations for scholarship support of the study problem

· Exceeds length requirement

· Incomplete scholarship citations to justify problem

· Problem lacks alignment with Purpose and RQ

Unit 1 Individual Project

Study Purpose Comment by Thiry, Katie: The Study Purpose section tells your reader what the goal of the research is and what it will accomplish. It should inform your reader of the research methods, population, means of data collection, variables, etc.

CTU requires the study purpose section to:
Introduce the study in this way, “The purpose of the [method choice] [research approach/design] study is to…”
Include the choice of study method followed by research site, target population, sampling method, proposed sample size, data collection method, data analysis method, and the analysis software to be used (if any).

· Purpose well aligned with Problem and RQ

· All required components introduced

· Adequate statement of proposed contribution

· Purpose lacks alignment with Problem and RQ

· Missing required components

· Missing statement of proposed contribution

Unit 2 Individual Project

Research Question Comment by Thiry, Katie: Is your research question:
1) clear,
2) as specific as possible,
3) free of ambiguity,
4) free of assumptions,
5) manageable, in that you have access to subjects or data that make data collection feasible, and
6) can you easily get the results you need within the timeframe of your degree program?

All things to consider.

· RQ aligned with Problem and Purpose

· RQ phrasing aligned with traditions/ conventions of method choice

· RQ phrasing aligned with conventions of the discipline/ concentration

· RQ lacks alignment with Problem and Purpose

· RQ phrasing not aligned with traditions/conventions of method choice

· RQ phrasing not aligned with conventions of the discipline/ concentration

Unit 2 Individual Project

Research Method Rationale

· Adequate description of research traditions

· Adequate paradigmatic perspective

· Adequate rationale for method fit

· Missing research traditions

· Missing paradigmatic perspective

· Inadequate rationale for method fit

· Lacks alignment with discipline/concentration

Unit 1 Individual Project

Notice you will revisit this section again in the Unit 4 Individual Project

Review of the Literature Plan

· Adequate description of literature review plan

· Literature review themes align with study problem

· Literature review themes align with discipline/concentration

· Incomplete description of literature review plan

· Literature review themes lack alignment with study problem

· Literature review themes lack alignment with discipline/concentration

You will complete your Literature Review section in the Unit 3 Individual Project.

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Back Matter

References

· Double spaced with proper indent

· Formatted per APA 7th ed. guidelines

· Spacing/indent errors

· High error rate of APA 7th ed. guidelines

Update References as you go in preparation for the Unit 3, 4, and 6 Individual Projects

Appendices

(optional)

· Adequately formatted per APA 7th ed. guidelines

· Formatting errors per APA 7th ed. guidelines

Optional section. Remove red, placeholder text if you do not include Appendices.


Congratulations on your first individual project submission of the term!

The primary focus of the Unit 1 IP was to deliver a first draft of your research problem statement. Please read the comment boxes I’ve inserted in the rubric within your paper (attached).

IMPORTANT: You will be working within this Template for all Individual Projects in the course.

Next Steps: Remove my comments and the rubric I’ve inserted (attached) just before you submit your Unit 2 Individual Project. I’ll be adding new comments.

After reading your problem statement section, your reader should know WHY you are doing this study and be convinced of its importance. If you’ve gone over the word count or have more than one paragraph, consider that some of the content you’ve added in this section may belong in other sections.

Focus your one paragraph Problem Statement (250-350 words) so that it is the most clear, concise section of your document. Your final Problem Statement should have brevity and three distinct parts (in one paragraph): 1) the general problem, 2) the specific problem, and 3) an introductory description of your methodological approach.

The general problem identifies the need for the study and provides current statistics and research to support that the problem is real and exists currently. What is the overriding problem (in one sentence)? (Is it retention; inability to adapt to change; poor working conditions; inequities; poor conditions in health or economics, deficits; lack of evaluation of a program; conflict in: ethics, values, morals… etc.) Here is an example, “About 21-24% of American children and adolescents are overweight and another 16-18% are obese (NIH, 2010)”.

The specific problem for your research also should be proposed in the problem statement paragraph. Where is the problem found? (In Manufacturing; education; health administration; government; society; corporate America… etc.) Here is an example, “It is important to understand if the ‘Healthy Children’ program has helped reduce childhood obesity.”

The methodological approach (research design) should also be described here; but further elaborated on in the Research Method Rationale section. (You will tackle that section in Unit 4.) What needs to be done to solve the problem? (Survey; interview; create a new model; determine what experts believe; evaluate; meta-analyze, conduct an experiment; benchmark… etc.) What type of study will this be? Will your study be qualitative or quantitative? What type of methodology will you use? What type of data will you collect? Here is an example, “This mixed method case study will explore the efficacy of the Healthy Children program.”

Keep in mind that you will find that you will repeat yourself in other sections of the proposal. For example, the “Research Method Rationale” will further elaborate on your methodology and research design. What is the population and sample that are affected by this problem? The general population of the proposed study should also be identified. Here is an example, “Stakeholders in the Healthy Children program in Baltimore, Maryland will be enrolled in this study.”

Research Prospectus Evaluation Rubric

Section

Meets

(Instructor please check)

Does Not Meet

(Instructor please check)

Instructor Feedback

Front Matter

Title Page

Title no more than 12 words

Title reflects method choice

Title aligned with Trio and discipline/ concentration

Title no more than 12 words

Title reflects method choice

Title lacks alignment with Trio

Title page APA errors

Ensure this is complete for the Unit 4 Individual Project.

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Abstract

Meets 150-word limit

Summary of all required components

Exceeds 150 words

Missing summary for required components

You will complete the Abstract in the Unit 4 Individual Project.

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Introduction

No more than 2 pages

Key terms defined

Adequate introduction to the study problem

Adequate citations for scholarship support

Exceeds 2 pages in length

Missing term definitions

Unclear introduction to the study problem

Inadequate citations for scholarship support

You will complete the Introduction section in the Unit 4 Individual Project.

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Trio

Problem Statement Comment by Thiry, Katie: Problem statements aren’t easy to write and are typically an iterative process. In other words, plan on revisiting and revising your problem statement paragraph continuously in the proposal/prospectus writing process. You may find that you will make edits to this section in Unit 2, Unit 3, Unit 4, and in your Unit 6 Individual Project submission.

Make note to yourself that it often takes multiple attempts to get it (the problem statement) “just right” because the more you learn about your topic, the more your research focus refines. As you continue gaining knowledge of the topic you’ve selected and understand, more and more, about the current body of research that surrounds your topic, along with the techniques related to your chosen methodology, revisiting your problem statement is a critical step in the writing process.

Meets length requirement (250-350 words)

Meets paragraph format

Adequate citations for scholarship support of the study problem

Exceeds length requirement

Incomplete scholarship citations to justify problem

Problem lacks alignment with Purpose and RQ

Unit 1 Individual Project

Study Purpose

Purpose well aligned with Problem and RQ

All required components introduced

Adequate statement of proposed contribution

Purpose lacks alignment with Problem and RQ

Missing required components

Missing statement of proposed contribution

You will complete the Study Purpose section next for the Unit 2 Individual Project.

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Research Question

RQ aligned with Problem and Purpose

RQ phrasing aligned with traditions/ conventions of method choice

RQ phrasing aligned with conventions of the discipline/ concentration

RQ lacks alignment with Problem and Purpose

RQ phrasing not aligned with traditions/conventions of method choice

RQ phrasing not aligned with conventions of the discipline/ concentration

You will complete the Research Question section next for the Unit 2 Individual Project.

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Research Method Rationale

Adequate description of research traditions

Adequate paradigmatic perspective

Adequate rationale for method fit

Missing research traditions

Missing paradigmatic perspective

Inadequate rationale for method fit

Lacks alignment with discipline/concentration

Unit 1 Individual Project

Notice you will complete this section for the Unit 4 Individual Project

Review of the Literature Plan

Adequate description of literature review plan

Literature review themes align with study problem

Literature review themes align with discipline/concentration

Incomplete description of literature review plan

Literature review themes lack alignment with study problem

Literature review themes lack alignment with discipline/concentration

You will complete your Literature Review Plan section in the Unit 3 Individual Project.

Remove red, placeholder text.

Back Matter

References

Double spaced with proper indent

Formatted per APA 7th ed. guidelines

Spacing/indent errors

High error rate of APA 7th ed. guidelines

Update References as you go in preparation for the Unit 2, 3, 4, and 6 Individual Projects

Appendices

(optional)

Adequately formatted per APA 7th ed. guidelines

Formatting errors per APA 7th ed. guidelines

Optional

Remove red, placeholder text if you do not include Appendices.

Abstract

[Insert an abstract of no more than 150 words to summarize the study problem, purpose, variables or constructs, method choice rationale, and plans to conduct the review of the literature. Note: The title page and Abstract page have no page numbers. The Introduction begins as page 1. Be sure to remove all red template instructional content as you prepare your Research Prospectus draft.]

[CTU Research Prospectus Template v4.0 June 2021]

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Introduction

Many people have a hard time juggling work and family life in today’s ever-busier work environment. Roopavathi and Kulothungan (2021) pointed out that a lot of people have been looking for work-life balance, which is also called work-life balance (WLB). However, very few have found a meaning or term that fits. It’s about changing the way people work so that they can do other things, like taking care of their kids or elderly relatives, at the same time. WLB does not mean that there is an equal amount of money. WLB is a mix of interactions between different parts of a person’s life. The benefits and drawbacks of that imbalance can affect many different parts of society. The drawbacks caused by the WLB will affect both the employee and the employer. These drawbacks could have a bad effect on the employee’s job and life satisfaction, mental well-being, physical health, and how well they do their job at their job at their company. Similarly, Kohll (2018, March 27) cautioned that People who have a good work-life balance are more likely to have a good work environment. People who keep a good work-life balance don’t get stressed out and don’t get burned out at work. It is one of the most common illnesses in the workplace to be stressed out for a long time. Stress can cause hypertension, digestive problems, chronic aches and pains, and heart problems in the body. Also, long-term stress can hurt the way your mind works. It can make you more likely to be depressed and anxious as well as sleepless. The focus of this study will be to identify factors that lead to WLB issues across all agencies. The results identified by this study will help stakeholders to make sound decisions regarding WLB among its employees.

Study Problem

The problem to be addressed in this quantitative study is the lack of flexibility to balance work and home life by photographers during the pandemic in San Antonio. When the Employees starts complaining that they are not able to attend activities or functions for their children or personal problem, it is understandable that workers are stressed out as they strive to keep up with the demands of their professions and the needs of their families (Kossek, & Lautsch, 2018). A more harmonious work-life balance could be achieved when one is able to work and at the same time maintain participate in helpful and required social activities. A balanced work life necessitates adaptability. Finding a good work-life balance promotes the concept of workplace flexibility. The experience of the researcher had it that Employees are more productive when their employers allow them to work flexible hours, work from home, and work in various locations. Employees sometimes need their respective authorities to show understanding when it comes to taking unexpected time out because of personal reasons or unforeseen circumstances Comment by Thiry, Katie: As proven by???

Many firms, institutions, and companies struggle with staff retention. This struggle is prevalent in professional disciplines like IT and others (Hoanca & Craig, 2019). Therefore, offering some degree of flexibility to employees (among other incentives) might be helpful. Employers should begin by offering accommodating schedule to both full and part-time employees, while at the same time, ensuring that the core needs of the company are satisfied. Flexibility in the schedule can sometimes be misused by employees, but the common understanding that both parties must work to achieve the goal of the company will help to save money in terms of human costs. Employer-sponsored insurance does not have to be made available to part-time workers (Chung, & Van der Lippe, 2020). Also, they are not compensated for overtime. Part-time workers have an easier time juggling their professional and personal lives because of the fewer hours they work.

Allowing employees to set their work schedules may also benefit a company. When employees have options rather than being told when they should be working, they may better manage their personal life. Even though it varies by industry, some businesses might let their employees set their work hours. The chance to set up one’s schedule is a highly sought-after privilege in the business world.

Study Purpose

The purpose of the quantitative research approach/design is to evaluate the potential ways of ensuring flexibility to balance work and home life during the pandemic by photographers in San Antonio. Maintaining a healthy work environment necessitates that employee strike a solid work-life balance. It is also crucial to the productivity of the employees (Alarcon et al., 2021). Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is critical for avoiding burnout and lowering stress. Anxiety disorders, such as persistent stress, are quite common in the workplace. High blood pressure, digestive difficulties, prolonged discomfort, and cardiac issues are all side effects of an inhospitable work environment. Chronic stress has been linked to depression, anxiety, and insomnia. The effects of a stressful workplace can have profound consequences for one’s mental health. Burnout happens in the workplace when people are subjected to prolonged periods of high stress. Employees who work a lot of overtime hours risk being burned out. Exhaustion, mood swings, impatience, and a decrease in work production are all symptoms of burnout. A favorable work environment can enhance creativity and ensure that ideas flourish to the point of realizing ground breaking discoveries(Maestre, 2019) . Comment by Thiry, Katie: How will you translate this into “research”?

Sampling method

Sampling is a method of data reduction (Tagawa, 2020). Stratified sampling will be used in the research for photographers in San Antonio. Stratified sampling is a probability tool that is used in surveys (Parsons, 2014). It is the sampling type that is needed in a statistically represented study (Napolitano et al., 2018). The method will help in grouping the photographers for analysis and presentation of issues relating to work and home life. The sampling method can minimize errors without compromising the accuracy of the evaluation to be made (Yu et al., 2019). The general population is separated into groups with comparable features, known as strata, because of this strategy. Use it when different subgroups may have varied interests and you want to ensure that all of them are represented. By removing sample bias, stratified sampling increases the accuracy and representativeness of the results. The issue is that it requires knowledge of the necessary sampling frame properties (details of which are not always readily available), and it is difficult to decide which qualities to stratify by. A stratified sample of the same size as a random sample can produce more accurate results. In some circumstances, smaller sample size is needed to provide the same level of precision as a stratified sample, hence the latter is preferred. In addition to reducing the researcher’s effect, this strategy produces a more representative sample by eliminating researcher bias.

Proposed sample size

A sample is a subset of the population used in the study. The population cannot be accessed during the research process, therefore, a representation of the population, the sample is used during the research. The sample is the selected group of entities that the researcher uses to collect data and is less that the population.

The sample size is expected to be 30 photographers both employers and employees from across San Antonio with special reference to those in company X.

Data collection method

Interviews will be the data collection method applied in this research. This is an excellent approach to obtaining data on the issue of work and home balance for photographers in San Antonio. The method is good since it can incorporate the feelings and opinions of the photographers in San Antonio during the pandemic, and it is possible to gather quotes useful in striking a balance between home and work life. The interviews will be casual and formal depending on the situations at han