Literature Review: Part 3 – Theoretical framework Assignment Instructions
A strong literature review for a dissertation should include the theoretical foundation(s) for the research topic. The theoretical framework for a literature review provides a foundation from which to understand the topic.
You will write a draft of your theoretical framework for your literature review. This segment is part of the requirements of a Chapter 2 literature review for a dissertation in the Christian Leadership Doctoral Programs, as described in the Program Handbook: RESEARCH PROCESS (DISSERTATION HANDBOOK) section. This is a continuation of the overall Chapter 2 draft you began in the previous assignment (Theological Framework Draft).
Include citations from the important authors in your topic. Consider building a logical theoretical framework to undergird your topic. The literature will help create this structure for you. This part of the draft should be a minimum of 8 pages (double-spaced), with at least 10 additional academic quality sources (both used with in-text citation and included in a reference page). The previous written segment must also be included in the submission. In other words, you are building one overall draft of your Chapter 2 literature review. The draft needs to be reviewed for spelling, grammar, flow of thought, and current APA style prior to submission.
1. Title page (APA formatted)
2. Research Purpose Statement and Research Questions after title page (APA formatted)
3. Theological Framework (include the body of this prior assignment)
4. Theoretical Framework (See the description above for further understanding of the paper requirements and expectations.)
5. Reference page (APA formatted – include only the references associated with this new section of the draft)
Note: Your assignment will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.