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The foundation of the study should suggest some theoretical framework to be explained further in this chapter. The literature review thus describes and analyzes previous research on the topic or a gap in information that your project may fill. This chapter, however, should not merely string together what other researchers have found. Rather, you should discuss and analyze the body of knowledge with the ultimate goal of determining what is known and is not known about the topic.
This section should contain a discussion of OTHER PEOPLE’s research. This is not the section to include information about your project. Do not include your own opinions or findings from your data. Begin by describing which databases you searched, search terms you used, how you narrowed your search, how you selected those references you will discuss in this section.
The Literature Review is what others have written that provide a foundation to the content of your quality improvement activity, an underpinning theory, framework and support for the method you chose for delivery–does that help to expand it? A well-written Literature Review section demonstrates to the reader that you are expert in the problem you examined current, best practice to inform your project.
How to perform a Boolean Search
Boolean logic is used to search methodically for information about your topic. Boolean operators (named after a mathematician Boole) are simple words (AND, NOT, OR, and AND NOT) that are used as conjunctions to either combine or exclude keywords in a search, which focus results and make them more productive. This will save the writer wasted effort and lost time by focusing on articles that are pertinent to what is being researched. Although search engines and database collections might use them differently, there are certain basic operations that are used in retrieval logic.
Proximity Operators (with, near and others) can also help you in searching. AND—requires both terms to be in each item returned. (Narrows the search) OR—either term (or both) will be in the returned document. (Broadens the search) NOT or AND NOT (dependent upon the coding of the database’s search engine)—the first term is searched, then any records containing the term after the operators are subtracted from the results. (Using Parentheses—Using the ( ) to enclose search strategies will customize your results to more accurately reflect your topic. Search engines deal with search statements within the parentheses first, then apply any statements that are not enclosed.
Select keywords from your search that are specific to topic and content, as you will use these words under your abstract.
FOR METHODS: SHOULD BE 4- 6 PAGES. This chapter describes and justifies the data gathering method used and outlines how you analyzed your data.
Begin by describing the method you chose and why this method was the most appropriate.
Next, detail every step of the data gathering and analysis process.
Although this section varies depending on method and analysis technique chosen, many of the following areas typically are addressed:
• Description of population (reviewers or participants)
• Description of design type
• Justification for inclusion/exclusion of content
• Development of instrument, tool or method for obtaining feedback (surveys, interviews, observation, content analysis)
• Identification of themes/categories
FOR FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS: SHOULD BE 6 – 8 PAGES.
REQUIREMENTS FOR FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS: This does not include discussing other research literature or the implications of your findings. Usually you begin by outlining any descriptive or exploratory/confirmatory analyses (<link is hidden> reliability tests, factor analysis) that were conducted. Next, address the results of the tests of hypotheses, then discuss any ex post facto analysis. Tables and/or figures should be used to illustrate and summarize all numeric information.
For qualitative or historical projects, this chapter usually is organized by the themes or categories uncovered in your research. If you have conducted focus groups or interviews, it is often appropriate to provide a brief descriptive (<link is hidden> demographic) profile of the participants first. Direct quotation and paraphrasing of data from focus groups, interviews, or historical artifacts then are used to support the recommendations made. In some cases, this analysis also includes information from field notes or other interpretative data <link is hidden> life history information).
Discussion of FindingsData analysis, limitations of project design, conclusions drawn should be included. Discuss limitations of size or sampling. Share what your reviewers/participants said in the evaluation tool. Share actual quotes and how you coded the material. What conclusion can you draw from the data? Did it confirm or contradict research found in your literature review?
RecommendationsWhat are you going to do in the future with this project? Now that you finished the project, what are you going to do with this information and/or project?