Literature Review and Research Design/Methods

Literature Review and Research Design/Methods Literature Review and Research Design/MethodsPurpose: The primary goal of this weekly assignment is to develop both a Literature Review and Research Design/Methods sections for your research proposal.Prepare: Review Chapters 7 and 8 in the course text and all assigned required resources. In addition, review Entering the Conversation (Links to an external site.) for more ideas on how to complete your Literature Review.Reflect: This week’s addition to your research proposal will require the creation of two separate sections: a Literature Review section and a Research Design/Methods section. First, you will need to conduct a Literature Review and look back over all of the sources you have used in your research in order to identify the most relevant, salient, and supportive scholarly sources. Next, you will need to synthesize those selected scholarly sources. This synthesis will involve comparing and contrasting the methods, political science theories, results and conclusions of those sources, evaluating the sources to determine which are the most plausible and compelling, and then linking your research topic to the synthesis you performed. Then, you will need to demonstrate clearly how your research differs from past research in terms of innovativeness and originality. The second section of your work this week involves convincing your readers that your research design/methods choice is the most appropriate choice for your research topic. The Literature Review you conducted will be very helpful here as you can explain how prior research designs/methods were used in a similar way, were methodically sound, and could be applied to your research topic. Use the research designs/methods of past studies to support the decision you make on which research design/methods you select. Creating these two sections is a serious step that takes you closer to having a practical and academically sound political science research proposal, which is one of the core objectives of this course.Write: In your essay of at least four pages, complete the following:Synthesize prior political science research studies related to your research topic.Explain how your research is original.Discuss your research design/methods.Explain how your research design/methods are the appropriate approach to your research topic.Describe how examples from prior political science research studies support your research design/methods choice.The Literature Review and Research Design/Methods PaperMust be at least four double-spaced pages (not including title and reference pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA Essay Checklist (Links to an external site.) for Students.Must include a separate title page with the following:Title of paperStudent’s nameCourse name and numberInstructor’s nameDate submittedMust use at least three appropriate sources.Be sure to integrate the information from your sources (Links to an external site.) rather than simply inserting it.The assigned paper you are analyzing each week will count as one of your three sources.Other sources could include the course text and any of the required or recommended resources for this week.You can also include additional resources found on the Ashford University Library website. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources (Links to an external site.) table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types.Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in Citing Within Your Paper (Links to an external site.).Must include an introductory paragraph (Links to an external site.) with a succinct thesis statement (Links to an external site.).Must include a conclusion (Links to an external site.) that summarizes the main points and restates the thesis.Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the APA References List (Links to an external site.). Free features N Outline $5 FREE N Revisions $30 FREE N Title Page $5 FREE N Bibliography $15 FREE N Formatting $10 FREE PLACE AN ORDER NOW Why Choose Us? N Satisfied and returning customers N A wide range of services N 6-hour delivery available N Money-back guarantee N 100% privacy guaranteed N Only custom-written papers N Free amendments upon request N Free extras by request N Constant access to your paper’s writer N A professional team of experienced paper writers N 10+ years of experience in the custom writing market MANAGE ORDERS We accept PLACE AN ORDER NOW