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This is part 2 of the first assignment you wrote for me. Instructions below. 

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LITERATURE REVIEW ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
OVERVIEW
An important part of doctoral study is to base research on scholarship past and present. For the
Christian statesman, the added requirement is that the research incorporate the demands of
Scripture. To both survey the relevant scholarship and the Scripture that informs it, researchers
conduct reviews of scholarly materials to inform their research and to identify where their
research fits within the framework of scholarship. Toward that end, the student will write a series
of literature review papers that pertain to federalism and their chosen area of public policy.
INSTRUCTIONS
You will write three literature review papers pertaining to your selected research question in
Turabian Author-Date style: two short papers and one final literature review paper. The two
short assignments will provide feedback on writing the final literature review paper. All papers
will include a title page, body of paper, appendix, and list of references; the last literature review
assignment will include an abstract.
Literature Review: Theoretical Framework Assignment–Write 5-7 pages of text for
the body of the paper which includes a synthesis of the important concepts, theories, and
models that inform your research question. Post this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on
Sunday of Module 3: Week 3. Provide at least 10 sources from peer-reviewed articles and
at least one Scripture reference.
Literature Review: Findings Assignment–Write 5-7 pages of text for the body of the
paper which provides a synthesis of the important studies and the findings from those
studies that inform your research question. Post this assignment by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on
Sunday of Module 5: Week 5. Provide at least 10 new sources from peer-reviewed
articles.
Literature Review: Final Paper Assignment–Write a final literature review paper of 15
to 20 pages which include sections from the previous two papers and an additional
section that draws conclusions from your review of the literature. You will conclude with
a discussion of how your research question fills a gap in current scholarship and the
prospects of your question for your future research. Post this assignment by 11:59 p.m.
(ET) on Sunday of Module 7: Week 7. Provide at least 25 peer-reviewed articles, and at
least one Scripture reference.

GUIDELINES
Keep these areas of focus in sight when writing the Literature Review Assignments
Focus on the research question—The centerpiece of this course is the Literature
Review Assignments, and the centerpiece of the assignments is the research question,
how existing scholarship informs that question, and where your research question fits in
the body of scholarship, past and present.
Focus on peer-reviewed research—The focus of these assignments is on peer-reviewed
sources found primarily in academic journals. You need to find out where your research
fits in the framework of existing scholarship.
Focus on the endgame—Provide a discussion of the literature that demonstrates the gap
in existing research pertaining to your research question and how your research can fill
that gap.
Focus on synthesis, not just analysis—With analysis, you will review each article and
look at the different parts (research question, hypotheses, variables, findings, etc.); with
synthesis, you will use those parts and organize them to discuss how the literature
informs your research question.
Focus on organizing around concepts, not studies—Your organization for preparation
for the literature review assignments is to review one article and then the next article.
However, do not write the literature review that way. Rather, organize the major headings
around the most important concepts related to your question, not around articles. As you
organize your concepts, use the language of relationship and comparison/contrast to show
the connections within the concepts and between the concepts.

  

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