Conduct a literature review of your topic. Find at least 5 scholarly journal articles, 2 books, and 1 website that detail research or information about some aspect of your topic (these numbers are a minimum; to achieve the highest points possible, go beyond the minimum by having at least 10 total references in at least 3 different mediums — i.e. journal articles, books, websites, newspaper articles, dissertation studies, etc). The idea behind a literature review is to build a case for your topic being relevant. What do we already know about the topic? What foundational research is out there that is being used to drive instruction and/or policy?
1. Read each item (books you may have to do a “quick read”.
2. Write a short summary of the research and the findings.
3. Discuss implications toward your research topic.
Your literature review will be submitted as an Annotated Bibliography, following APA format. (See attached example).