the research question is: what is the relapse rate of drug and alcohol for people who have gone through rehabilitation programs? (this question can change and be worded differently according to what fits best with the research.
Assignment Overview
The formal search of the literature is an integral part of the research process. After identifying a research problem or topic for a study, the researcher must begin to gather as much information as possible about his or her topic. Beyond anecdotal or artifact types of information, the content of scholarly articles—found in various databases and on the Internet—represent the core of the formal literature review. The articles found in the literature review may be about research studies on topics similar to the one you have chosen, or they may be theoretical or conceptual in nature. Keep in mind your goal is to create a solid foundation from the literature from which your study can rest and contribute to the larger body of literature on the topic.
Although there are a number of approaches to take when examining the literature, writing an annotated bibliography may be useful. An annotated bibliography is a tool to help you to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate academic literature. Be sure to read Narveson’s article, “Literature Reviews and Annotated Bibliographies.”, about literature reviews and annotated bibliographies.
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following EPAs and practice behaviors:
C4: Engage In Practice-informed Research and Research-informed Practice
C4.GP.B Apply critical thinking to engage in analysis of quantitative and qualitative research methods and research findings.
Assignment Description
In this assignment, you will select a minimum of six scholarly articles about your research problem and write an annotated bibliography. For each article, provide both a synopsis of the article’s contents and a discussion of the article’s strengths and weaknesses.
Additionally, given your research problem, what contributions, if any, can each article bring to an exploration of your selected topic?
Assignment Instructions
For this assignment:
Propose a well-designed research question. The question cannot be yes/no and there must be enough information to show that it can answered through inquiry.
Describe how you conducted your search of the literature (for example: search terms, authors, Capella library, and so on) and where you located the articles that you are using in the annotated bibliography.
Address the following in your annotated bibliography:
Chosen articles should cover models of assessment, prevention, intervention, and evaluation.
Summarize each article.
Evaluate each article.
Reflect on the applicability of the article to your proposed question.
Additional Requirements