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writing a comprehensive literature review.

Literature Review

As the culminating project for the course, you will complete a comprehensive literature review on topic of your choice related to the concepts, theories, or evidence-based practices of crisis, trauma, emergency, and disaster intervention. Using the articles reviewed in the Week 4 annotated bibliography assignment, among other available research and course materials, present the findings of your literature review through a cohesive, critically analyzed, and integrated work on the selected topic. In your work, be sure to address and/or include the following elements:

  • Identify the specific literature review topic, explicitly articulating a unifying, overarching theme that will guide the project.
  • Define the major concepts, theories, and/or practices related to the selected topic.
    • Ground these definitions in the information identified in the available research literature, clearly identifying the source.
  • Determine how the topic has been addressed in the available research literature.
    • Summarize the reviewed articles with detail, including the findings, how they were obtained, and any biases and limitations affecting the findings.
    • Highlight significant or noteworthy similarities and differences among and between the various reviewed articles and the overarching topic of the literature review.
    • Provide critical analyses of reviewed research literature.
  • Articulate the importance of the findings of the literature reviewed.
    • Explain why these findings are important to the understanding and practice of crisis and emergency intervention and the larger field of psychology.
      • Extend knowledge through the integration of the literature review findings.
    • Make recommendations for future research based on the literature reviewed and explain the rationale for the recommendations.
      • Synthesize the research literature, redevelop existing models, or propose new models.