RES 861 Module 6 Comparing Literature Reviews
The literature review in a dissertation serves to illuminate the research gap and thereby justify the necessity of the study and the proposed study methodology. Though this purpose remains consistent across all methodologies. The structure of the literature review section of a qualitative dissertation often differs slightly from that of a quantitative dissertation. For example, literature reviews in quantitative dissertations are dominantly constructed around the variables. In this assignment, you will contrast the structures of a qualitative and a quantitative literature review and consider a rationale for those differences.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
- EdD learners ONLY: Review the Watkins (qualitative) dissertation.
- DBA learners ONLY: Review the Gorveunder (qualitative) dissertation.
- EdD and DBA: Review the Mulligan (quantitative) dissertation.
Write a paper (500-750 words) in which you contrast the structures of the qualitative dissertation specific to your discipline with the structures of the quantitative dissertation referenced above and provide a rationale for the differences. Include the following in your paper:
- A clear description of the primary differences between the structures of the literature reviews.
- A rationale for the observed differences. What factors contributed to the differences the structures of these literature reviews?
RES 861 Module 6 Discussion Question 1
Why it is appropriate to provide the theoretical foundation for your problem statement? How does a theoretical foundation specifically link to the problem statement for the study? What are two of the theories or models that comprise the theoretical foundations for your study? Why do you believe these are relevant to the study?
RES 861 Module 6 Discussion Question 2
How do the results of research studies advance or impede theories or models? Give examples using the two theories or models you identified in the previous discussion question in this Topic. How do you expect that the results of your dissertation study may advance knowledge of this theory or model? Explain.
RES 861 Module 6