Conducting a literature review matrix for a problem

This is a paper that focuses on the conducting a literature review matrix for a problem. The paper also contains various steps to follow in writing the review.

Conducting a literature review matrix for a problem

Assignment 1: Literature Review Matrix
This Assignment expands upon the work you have been conducting for this week’s Discussion. For this Assignment (which you will start this week, and submit by the end of Week 7), you will conduct a search for literature on your selected practice problem. A Literature Review Matrix template will be used to identify gaps in the literature.

To prepare:
·         Firstly, consider the practice problem you addressed in this week’s Discussion. (You may select a new issue if necessary, but it is not recommended.)
·         Secondly, review the guidelines in the Literature Review Matrix, included in the Learning Resources. Formulate a research question around your issue as indicated in Part I. Then complete Part II of the Matrix, identifying the resources you will use, search terms and criteria, and Boolean search strings.
·         Thirdly, using Library, locate 10 articles related to your research question. At least one article must be a systematic review. All of the articles should be primary sources. NOTE: If appropriate, you may use the four articles you reviewed for this week’s Discussion.
By Day 7 of Week 7
·         Fourthly, complete Part I and Part II of the Literature Review Matrix template.

Assignment 2: Literature Review Matrix

Continue to work on this Assignment, assigned in Week 6 and due by Day 7 of this week. To prepare:
Firstly, review Part III of the Literature Review Matrix.
Secondly, consider the appropriate use of the theoretical frameworks in each article.
Thirdly, review the information on empiricism presented in Chapter 1 of Theoretical Basis for Nursing and Chapter 6 in The Practice of Nursing Research: Appraisal, Synthesis, and Generation of Evidence as you consider your response to Part IV.

By Day 7 of this Week
Complete Part III of the Literature Review Matrix.
In your analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the existing literature, note the appropriate use of the theoretical frameworks.
Complete Part IV addressing the influence of empiricism on quantitative methodology.

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