Week 8 Assignment:
Write a Topic Paper, Annotated Bibliography and Reflective Paper
The literature review resources listed above provide some insights into the
development of a literature review. NCU supports the thematic approach
described in the resources. The annotated bibliography you have been developing
during this course should provide the sources for the literature review.
Annotated Bibliography: Assemble the 15+ annotations you have been accumulating
during this course. They should be presented in the same order as an APA
Reflective Look DBA vs. Ph.D.: As you begin the dissertation part of your
doctoral journey, it is a good time to reflect on the degree you are pursuing.
Using the Difference Between the PhD and Applied Doctorates document, write a
short reflective paper outlining your professional goals related to the degree
program in which you are enrolled.
Your final submission should include:
•Your Topic Paper (outlined below)
•Your Annotated Bibliography developed over the course.
•A 1-2 page reflective paper on the relationship of your professional goals and
your degree with 1-2 references.
Assemble and submit your topic paper. Use the sample outline below to assemble
an introduction, literature review, problem statement, purpose statement,
research questions and methodology, and summary.
Topic Paper (Components and Order)
•Brief Literature Review
•Research Questions and Methodology
In developing the topic paper review and, as necessary, update your problem
statement, purpose statement, research questions, and methodology to reflect
your current perspectives and understanding of these aspects of your study. The
topic paper should reflect a clear and logical linkage among the problem,
purpose, and research questions.
Length: 12-15 pages not including title and reference pages
References: Minimum of 15 scholarly resources.
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and
concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights
relating directly to this topic. Your paper should reflect scholarly writing
and current APA standards. Review APA Form and Style.
Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University's Academic Integrity Policy. View
the Northcentral Academic Integrity Tutorial to refresh your knowledge of how
to achieve academic integrity.
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