The literature review provides the empirical justification for the project. Literature reviews involve collecting resources directly related to the selected problem, critically analyzing those resources, and synthesizing them into a coherent narrative. The critical analysis not only considers the validity of the argument, but the credibility of the source as well. Where did the information come from? Was it the author's personal opinion? Did he or she conduct a study or analyze data? These questions should be considered in completing a critical review of literature.
Find 10-12 research resources related to your problem statement (including at least 4 peer-reviewed journal articles).
Review your problem statement.
Briefly synthesize one of the resources you selected.
Critically analyze that resource.
Cite 10-12 resources for you literature review. Four of these resources must be peer-reviewed journal articles.
Capstone Project: Resources
For my study on Teen DUIs as an offshoot of adolescent substance abuse, I have chosen the following resources as references. They are a mix of academic and popular media resources. I have also created a short review for one of them.
1. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (2006). "Underage Drinking," from Alcohol Alert, No. 67, January. National Institutes of Health/Department of Health and Human Services. URL: http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/AA67/AA67.htm
-This particular edition of NIAA's newsletter Alcohol Alert explored underage drinking. Essentially, it explored why teens drink, the risks such behavior brings and measures of prevention. It discussed that while measures are there to deter and prevent teens from acquiring alcohol, they not effective in preventing access as well as ...
The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of doing a literature review and resourcing on a Capstone Project on underage drinking.