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Capstone Project: Draft Literature Review

Week 6 Assignment 2



Capstone Project: Draft Literature Review



Using the resources provided for you below under: References, the literature review outline (Which is Uploaded in a Word The Document project_scholarly_resources.doc), *write a 12 to 14-page draft literature review. The literature review should include a minimum of 25 relevant scholarly articles (*Including the 8 that are under References, research reports, and/or other academic sources. *Be sure to follow the literature review guidelines provided in the Machi and McEvoy text.


Reminder: Use APA guidelines for citations and formatting.




This page contains the Learning Resources for this week. Be sure to scroll down the page to see all of this week’s assigned Learning Resources. To access select media resources, please use the uploaded Pdf


**Required Resources**




  • Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (2008). The craft of research (3rd ed.). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.
    • Part V, “Some Last Considerations”
      • “The Ethics of Research” (pp. 273–276)

        This section explores one important consideration every researcher should think of when conducting research—ethics. Also, the section provides strategies for teaching research in academic settings.

  • Machi, L. A., & McEvoy, B. T. (2012). The literature review: Six steps to success (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.
    • Chapter 6, “Step 6. Write the Review” (pp. 135–162)

      This chapter explores step 6 of the literature review model, “write the review.” The chapter includes the two tasks associated with this step and provides strategies for completing each task. In addition, the chapter includes an overview of the writing process, information on style manuals, and tips for writing.


The following articles provide examples of well-written literature reviews.


  • Johnson, B., & Reeves, B. (2005). Chapter 2: Challenges (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Minnesota Duluth, Minnesota. Retrieved from

    This report describes a workshop for helping faculty in higher education transition to teaching online. The report uses research literature to identify challenges in online teaching and to support the decisions made in designing the workshop.

  • Maguire, L. L. (2005). Literature review – Faculty participation in online distance education: Barriers and motivators. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, 8(1). Retrieved from

    This literature review analyzes a collection of research studies that focused on factors that motivated or deterred faculty in institutions of higher education from teaching online. This review also suggests further research questions based on the existing studies.



Laureate Education (Producer). (2012a). Introduction to scholarly writing: Purpose, audience and evidence [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.



Bailey, K. (Dec 2006-Jan 2007). The Causes of Recidivism in the Criminal Justice System and Why It Is Worth the Cost to Address Them. Nashville Bar Jornal, 1-4.

Block, N. M., & Libowitz, A. S. (1983). Recidivism in foster care. New York.

Booth, W. C., Williams, J. M., & Colomb, G. G. (2008). The Craft of Research. University ofChicago Press.

Developing a Research Question. (n.d.). Retrieved June 20th, 2015, from Empire State College:

Gleissner, J. D. (April, 30th 2012). Recidivism – Its Causes and Cure.

Gornik, M. (n.d.). Moving from Correctional Program to Correctional Strategy: Using Proven Practices to Change Criminal Behaviour. 1-14.

Mitchell, O., Wilson, D. B., & MacKenzie, D. L. (28th September 2007). Does incarceration-based drug treatment reduce recidivism? A meta-analytic synthesis of the research. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 353-375.

Recidivism. (2014, June 17th). Retrieved from National Institute of Justice:

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