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PSY790: Capstone in Psychology

PSY 790 Milestone Two Guidelines and Rubric: Literature Review

In Module Two, you submitted a paper on potential resources. For this milestone, you will take this information and develop a literature review. In your capstone research proposal, you will develop a well-organized research concept paper that lays the foundation for a solid plan to implement research. You will address a relevant problem that aligns with your focus within the field of psychology. You may choose a problem that reveals a gap in our understanding and requires you to provide an explanation of psychological phenomena and variables. Or it may be an applied problem that directly involves the psychological well-being of individuals, communities, or organizations. One major section of this proposal is a literature review. If you refer to your Final Project Guidelines and Rubricdocument, you will see that this is one of the required sections of your proposal. Completing this milestone will provide you with a solid foundation for your capstone project.

Prompt: Analyze the scholarly debate on the theory and research related to your research questions or intervention. The literature review should not be a collection of summaries. Rather, it should be organized according to the message you want to convey, and it should appropriately synthesize the literature into your message. This suggests that you will draw from multiple sources in order to best communicate your points. Organize your review so that it provides a logical argument for the background of your proposed research and how your research fits into the big picture.

In your submission, be sure to include the critical elements listed below.

•Clearly state your research questions or intervention. •Evaluate how your chosen topic fits into the field of psychology. •Synthesize previous scholarly researchrelated to the topic, research questions, or intervention. •Compare and evaluate the studies and resources discussed in the literature review.•Connect gaps in the overall research to argue for the necessity of the chosen research questions or intervention.•Discuss how the existing body of research helps the chosen research questions or intervention address real-world problems and implications for the general public.•Organize the literature review according to your message and synthesize the literature into the message. •Include a conclusion that ties together the literature addressed and reiterates the connection to the research questions and the main argument.•Ensure that the submission has no major errors related to citations, grammar, spelling, or syntax.

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