Assignment: Conducting a Literature Review on a Theoretical

Assignment: Conducting a Literature Review on a Theoretical/Conceptual FrameworkA literature review is a written approach to examining published information on a particular topic. In addition to reviewing literature on the problem or phenomenon, researchers must also conduct an exhaustive literature review on the selected theory or conceptual framework. You will conduct a review of literature to create a foundation and justification for your research and demonstrate knowledge on the selected theory or conceptual framework.To prepare for this Assignment, review this week’s Learning Resources, and conduct a literature search in the Walden Library for articles where the author(s) grounded their study within the “same” theoretical/conceptual framework you propose for your Doctoral Study. Focus only on full-text, scholarly or peer-reviewed articles or doctoral studies/dissertations so that you have six (three quantitative and three qualitative) viable scholarly sources. Be sure to review Section 1.14 of the Doctoral Study Rubric and Research Handbook, provided in this week’s Required Readings, for further details of literature reviews and their requirements.By Day 7Submit a 4- to 5-page literature review in which you critically analyze and synthesize these six articles (three quantitative, three qualitative) related to your theoretical/conceptual framework. For each article, complete the following:Critical AnalysisIdentify the theoretical/conceptual framework of the study.Describe the major finding(s).Describe the strengths and weaknesses of the study.SynthesisDescribe the placement of the research within theoretical/conceptual framework.Explain the relationship of study to existing literature.Note: Be sure to use the APA Course Paper Template (6th ed.) to complete this Assignment. Also, refer to the Week 3 Assignment Rubric for specific grading elements and criteria. Your Instructor will use this rubric to assess your work.Required ReadingsSaunders, M. N. K., Lewis, P., & Thornhill, A. (2015). Research methods for business students (7th ed.). Essex, England: Pearson Education Limited.Chapter 2, “Formulating and Clarifying the Research Topic”Section 2.4, “Turning Research Ideas into Research Projects” (pp. 42–53)Review Chapter 3, “Critically Reviewing the Literature” (pp. 70–121)Chapter 4, “Understanding Research Philosophy and Approaches to Theory Development”Section 4.4, “Approaches to Theory Development” (pp. 144–150)Attached are the APA template and the previous week assignment

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