Write a literature review paper integrating research and practice related to a family and child topic. Please follow APA format. Paper Length: 8 to10 pages (not including title page).
The goal of this paper is to prepare a literature review of a family studies topic from a psychosocial perspective. Choose a child-focused family topic of interest to you. If you prefer to write your paper on a topic that has been or will be extensively discussed in class, take a new angle on the topic or bring in new research. Your paper should introduce the topic, include and define key terms linked to the focus, and present a summary and critical analysis of a selected set of research articles.
Format: Areas to include in your paper: (1) Title (2) Brief overview/introduction (3) Literature review: discussion of research, and/or theory (4) Critical analysis (comparing and synthesizing articles, etc.) (5) Final discussion (any issues, lessons learned, etc.) (6) Conclusion.Minimum Length: Eight to ten pages. The assignment is worth 30% of your final grade and the paper is due via Blackboard on April13, 2017. Save a copy of the paper for your records. Reminders: Please use APA format and refer to the UMB academic integrity guidelines. All papers must be double-spaced, in 12-pt Times New Roman font, with 1- inch margins on all sides (top, bottom, left, and right). Typically 5% will be deducted from the paper grade for each calendar day that papers are late without a documented approved extension.
Questions and considerations:
Think of this paper as a resource. How will this be useful to your interests and career plans? Consider relevance of the topic along with its relation to the field of family psychology and the child in the family context. Also consider your ability to access the needed resources and research for the paper. Use a minimum of 4 strong (peer reviewed) journal or research- based references. Within the discussion, you should compare a minimum of three of the articles from your sources. The text and family terms can also be useful for discussion.
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