The literature review of a dissertation is more than a “book report” that summarizes a set of research articles. The literature review is a synthesis of ideas. This synthesis illuminates a gap in the research literature that can be filled by additional research such as a doctoral dissertation. In this assignment, you will synthesize the articles you summarized in the Topic 2 assignment, and you will describe how the synthesis of the articles informs a gap in the research that your dissertation study will fill.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
- Refer to assignment from Topic 2 and the related instructor feedback on the assignment.
- Instructors will be using a grading rubric to grade the assignments. It is recommended that learners review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment in order to become familiar with the assignment criteria and expectations for successful completion of the assignment.
- Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
- You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
Locate your completed assignment form Topic 2 and the feedback from your instructor.
Write a paper (1,250-1,500 words) that synthesizes the 10 studies you summarized in the last assignment. Do that by including the following in your paper:
- statement of common findings addressed in each of the articles.
- A statement of the conclusions that can be drawn when the articles are taken together as a single entity. What is the overall message of the group of articles? (Synthesis) (Benchmarks: Critically appraise and synthesize existing research.)
- A discussion of how these studies, when taken together, inform the research gap that your dissertation will fill.
Explain how culture plays a role in the importance and meaning of friendship. Please read through this and reflect in (1-2) paragraphs on what that means for children, teachers and the classroom in general.
Now that you are familiar with how different listeners approach a piece of music, let’s combine your analytic skills with putting yourself in the shoes of different listeners by listening to a new music selection titled “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 by the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg.
Peer Gynt is the incidental music to Henrik Ibsen’s 1867 play of the same name loosely based on a Norwegian fairy tale. It tells the story of Peer Gynt, a Norwegian peasant anti-hero, who is constantly drunk, getting in and out of trouble, and experiencing real and imaginary adventures, including the one that is portrayed in the piece to which you will be listening.
“In the Hall of the Mountain King” from the Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46 (2:51)
There is only one music idea in the piece. Here it is played by the violins (pizzicato). Familiarize yourself with the entire piece by listening to it at least three times from beginning to end.
How do you think this piece would be described by different types of listeners — casual, referential, critical, or perceptive?
How To Enter Your Answers
- Click “Add Submission” at the bottom of the page (You may need to scroll down.) The page will reload, and you will see a comment box on the right hand side of the video. This is where you will input your answers.
- Click Pause at the end of each theme entry and use the Comment Box (to the right of the video) to describe what you heard from a listening perspective of your choice — casual, referential, critical, or perceptive. Click Post to record your comment at that point in the video. Include at least two short descriptions from each perspective.
- During the video, follow the question prompts and also use the Comment Box to type a answers. Note: You will need to click Post after each comment you enter to ensure that each comment is associated with the correct timing within the piece.
- When commenting as a referential, critical, or perceptive listener, please address how Grieg achieves unity and variety in the piece through the use of:
- Dynamics (loud or soft volume, or gradual changes from one to another).
- Timbre (instruments playing the theme by themselves or in different combinations).
- Pitch (for instance, an entry of the theme at a different registers, i.e., higher or lower than another).
- Tempo (at what theme entry does the piece start getting faster-accelerando? Does the piece get slower again?
Please compose a critical summary about the article “The Uses of Poverty: The Poor Pay All” by Herbert J. Gans. This summary should be 700-750 words, typed, double spaced, and 12pt font (Times New Roman is preferred). Ensure you have an introduction, two to three body paragraphs for a summary, a critical analysis paragraph, and a conclusion (therefore, this assignment may be four or five paragraphs). Use the notes you have taken in class,
Getting into the habit of reading the Wall Street Journal or other economic journals is another goal of this class. You are encouraged to subscribe to the Wall Street Journal. The Journal offers major discounts for students and helps build the much needed knowledge and skills for business majors.
Please, make a habit to read and while reading try to gather information about the current state of the US economy. Provide an overall assessment of the economy.. You might want to follow the framework provided below to analyze the economy and current fiscal and monetary policy.
An assessment of current economic conditions
Job market (current data)
Economic Growth (cite current data). What has been the projector of this growth? Has it accelerated or slowed and why?
Price Level (cite current data)
What are the current threats to the US economy presently?
What is the current fiscal policy being pursued? What are some of the limitations of this policy?
What is the current monetary policy being pursued or envisioned to be pursued for 2018? What are some limitations to this policy?
What is your prognosis for the future and why?
- Do you feel that POM Wonderful—a product with known health attributes—should be subjected to the same scrutiny as drug companies if it wants to make health claims about its product?