The literature review assignment should be 7 to 10 content pages in length and must include: Title page; Introduction; Statement of the Problem; Research Questions and Hypotheses; Overview of the Relevant Research related to your topic; and References – both in text and in a Reference page – should be the final page (20% of course grade).
Rubric Criteria for Literature Review Paper
· Article Requirement
o Utilized sufficient research articles to thoroughly explore current studies related to research question.
o Articles were related to hypotheses and relevant to current research in the area identified.
o Objective of paper is clearly defined
o Statistical information about the problem provided (such as incidence, prevalence, etc.)
o Clearly articulated statement of the problem, research question and hypothesis
· Literature Review
o Inclusion/exclusion criteria provided for articles included in the Literature Review
o Objective of studies provided
§ Including intended primary outcomes & important secondary outcomes
o Hypothesis of studies given – when available – what did they think they would find?
o Clinical research design (aka theoretical framework) of the studies described – examples: phenomenological; enabling theory;
o Sample size and details provided
§ Inclusion/exclusion criteria provided for study samples included in the literature review
§ Demographics of study participants
o Methods described
§ Can it be replicated?
o Results described
o Statistical tests utilized in the studies
o Important statistical results discussed
o Possible author biases were considered.
o Conclusions of authors summarized
· Discussion and Conclusion
o Research articles critiqued
o Strengths and weaknesses given
o Importance of the topic to counseling
o Apply results to original hypotheses
o Future recommendations
· Quality of Writing
o Spelling, punctuation, and grammar at the graduate school level
o Organized, clear, and concise writing/verbiage
o Paper is at least 7 content pages in length – likely longer
o Adheres to the 7th edition of APA guidelines, including in-text citations & References
Rubric Criteria for Literature Review Presentation
In addition to the literature review paper, all students will submit a presentation reviewing the ‘findings of your literature review’ via a PowerPoint or Prezi presentation. Presentations should be 10-15 minutes long when presented and will be graded using the literature review expectations (10% of course grade).
- Student concisely and accurately stated research questions and hypothesis and succinctly explained studies related to the problem
- PowerPoints were clear with appropriate amount of text on each slide, utilizing graphics to emphasize points
- References and citations were included
- No grammar or editing issues