Essay on Literature Review

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Literature Review

The purpose of this research project is for you to create a scholarly piece of graduate-level research and writing, which conforms to APA format. Competency in the APA format is required of all Business graduates of Liberty University, as set forth by policy of both the Graduate Faculty and the administration.

You will research and write a literature review on a topic relevant to our course. What is a Literature Review?
“A literature review discusses published information in a particular subject area, and sometimes information in a particular subject area within a certain time period. It has an organizational pattern and combines both summary and synthesis. The summary is a recap of the important information of
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• Questions for Further Research: What questions about the field has the review sparked? How will you further your research as a result of the review?”[iv]

Important Points to Consider

The paper is to be written in strict conformance to APA standards, and contain at least 16 pages of content (excluding the title page, abstract, and references) utilizing at least 12 scholarly references.

The paper is to be posted in the SafeAssign software area at the end of Week 8. It is highly recommended that each student download and read the instructions to avoid any stress created by issues that are the result of waiting until the last minute. • A SafeAssign draft check area will be provided for you to use to improve your Originality Score, prior to your final submission.

Three levels of APA headings should be used throughout the paper, as this is a graduate-level research paper.

Some students do not fully understand the difference between Plagiarism and Paraphrasing. Paraphrasing is when you take a source or someone else's idea and say it in your own words. When you paraphrase you must still give the author's name, date, title of the source, the scholarly journal where it came from, and the exact website address or book.

However, when you directly quote a source, it must have quotation marks around the quote, or (if 40 words or more) it must be set in block quotation format. If you directly quote anyone, you must set

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