Synthesize empirical and theoretical literature related to a focused study problem in a scholarly,
Critical Reflection of the Body of Knowledge A literature review within a dissertation research study allows you to demonstrate to your dissertation committee that you have conducted a systematic and thorough review of the theoretical and empirical literature surrounding your research focus and, specifically, the research problem. This comprehensive review then serves as an exhaustive look at the body of knowledge that currently exists surrounding your research problem. The articulation of the literature review as a scholarly, organized, non-biased, substantive narrative serves as a demonstration of your ability to not only source and review this body of knowledge, but also synthesize the collection under coherent research themes that speak to the specific aspects of the scholarly literature. Reflective writing throughout your doctoral journey can be a key element to your evolution toward becoming an independent investigator ready to conduct the full literature review required in dissertation research. Reflective writing can assist you in internalizing and retaining the learning you have gained here; and it offers you an opportunity to make meaning from the new learning gained in this course, analyze it from a self-as-researcher context, and carry it forward to this important research function in your dissertation study (Shum, Sándor, Goldsmith, Bass, & McWilliams, 2017). You will use reflective writing to critically evaluate your knowledge, skills, and ability as a doctoral scholar to conduct a full literature review of the body of knowledge for your dissertation research study. Be sure to review these resources (attached) carefully. You are expected to apply the information from these resources when you prepare your assignments. References Shum, S. B., Sándor, Á., Goldsmith, R., Bass, R., & McWilliams, M. (2017). Towards reflective writing analytics: Rationale, methodology and preliminary results. Journal of Learning Analytics, 4(1), 58–84. Assignment: Writing-as-Thinking: Assess Your Literature Review Skill Set Using reflective writing as a critical thinking process, consider the new learning you have gained in this course and how you will apply it to your future dissertation literature review. Reflect on the gains and challenges in this experience; and evaluate the current state of your ability to source, review, and synthesize scholarly sources against the five course learning objectives: 1. Examine the conventions of scholarly literature review and the distinctions between literature review and the other forms of academic and scholarly writing. 2. Discriminate between the empirical research literature and non-scientific grey literature considered within the scholarly literature review. 3. Conduct effective literature-review search strategies to review current empirical research from peer-reviewed scholarly journals from divergent viewpoints. 4. Cultivate the development of advanced writing skills that articulate scholarly exposition appropriate for research in an educational environment. 5. Synthesize empirical and theoretical literature related to a focused study problem in a scholarly, organized, non-biased, substantive narrative. Finally, consider the action step you identified. Did you complete that action step? If so, what did you learn and how did you apply that learning in your signature assignment? If you have not completed the activity you identified, explain why you have not yet completed that action step and when you plan to complete it. Length: 1–2 pages References: None Your reflective narrative should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.