Literature Review & Theoretical Framework Assignment

NSEC 612 National Security and Diplomacy

Week 4 Assignment

Literature Review & Theoretical Framework Assignment

For this specific assignment, you are essentially writing the next element of your final research paper outlined below.

Review of the Literature: All research projects include a literature review to set out for the reader what knowledge exists on the subject under study and helps the researcher develop the research strategy to use in the study. A good literature review is a thoughtful study of what has been written, a summary of the arguments that exist (whether you agree with them or not), arranged thematically. At the end of the summary, there should still be gaps in the literature that you intend to fill with your research.

Theoretical Framework: In additional a literature review, research studies should have theoretical/conceptual frameworks, which guides the entire study. Such paradigms are used to explain, justify, predict, and become an expert in a topic, which is predicated on the topic’s problem and phenomena.

Reference page: For this assignment, the reference page must have at least six to eight (6-8) peer-reviewed sources for the literature review portion.

Technical Requirements:

Length: 6-8 pages (not including cover and reference pages), double spaced, 1″ margins, and 12 pitch type in Times New Roman font.

Citations/References: You must use Turabian formatting standards, parenthetical style for this assignment. You must include at least six to eight sources, which must be peer reviewed journal articles.

Submission: All work is to be submitted as an attachment to the assignment link by 11:55 pm on the due date. All work should be prepared in Microsoft Word format and submitted as an attachment.