Literature Review The literature review should be 10 – 12

Literature Review
The literature review should be 10 – 12 typewritten pages INCLUDING references, title page, and abstract, all double-spaced and in APA style. Papers longer than 15 pages will not be accepted.
A superior literature review demonstrates breadth and depth of knowledge, and critical thinking appropriate for doctoral-level scholarship. It reviews primary rather than secondary sources. The paper must follow APA Publication Manual guidelines and be free of typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. It is also important that you are able to write in a concise, understandable manner. The best papers remain focused and cover the full breadth of the topic without extraneous text.
References are very important in a literature review. You must support every statement made in a scholarly research paper/literature review with a reference. Be very cautious when stating your opinion or using terms suggesting absolute facts or values, as these MUST be supported by references. Note that textbooks, including our course text, are composed of information cited in other sources. A good “rule of thumb” is to include approximately two pages or more of references in APA style for a paper this size. Please note that you are to use primary sources. Unless there is an essential reference to which you do not have access you should never use “as cited in” in your manuscripts. Peer-reviewed journal articles should make up the bulk of your references (90%). If referring to a book, be sure to include all information in APA style, including specific page numbers. If you are referring to a chapter in an edited book make sure the reference citation is listed by the chapter’s author(s), not by the editors of the book. The final literature review is due Day 5, Week 10.