SCWK170 Week 4-5 Class Notes

SCWK170 Week 4-5 Class Notes - Weeks 4 & 5 Topics I....

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Weeks 4 & 5 Topics I. Literature review - Why? What to include? How to develop? II. Additional factors to decide - Purpose, time dimension III. Important terms & relationships in research - IV, DV, Hx, types of relationships between variables
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I. Literature Review A. Why Lit Review? 1. Familiarize with the current state of knowledge 2. Help narrow focus of the study 3. Refine research questions 4. Methodological considerations and design issues
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I. Literature Review B. What to Include in Lit Review? **NOT A SUMMARY OF EACH STUDY WITH DETAILS** **START EARLY** What is known? What is not known? Any gaps and limitations? How your study will fill the gaps?
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: 1. What questions have been asked by others in my area? 2. What populations have been studied, and what level? 3. What constructs and variables were used? 4. What instruments (tests) or other measures are commonly used? 5. What theories exist which tell me how to think about my area? 6. What kinds of designs are used in the work I read? 7. What are the main findings in my area? 8.
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