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SWGS 6627 Leadership and Macro Practice I (Prof. Poindexter): Literature Reviews

"This two-semester course prepares social work practitioners to operate from the framework of human rights, social and economic justice, and empowerment." - Prof. Poindexter; Nick Alongi, Editor.

Web Content: Literature Reviews

Community-Based Asset-Based Assessment

According to Prof. Poindexter's syllabus, for your Community-based Asset-based Assessment, you must conduct a literature review using a minimum of 8 sources, at least 4 of which must come from academic scholarly literature.

Social Worker as Researcher

This chapter is suggested by Prof. Poindexter.

Books & E-books

Note: WC denotes Westchester Campus Library


APA on Literature Reviews

Section 1.02 Literature Reviews from the Publication Manual

Literature reviews, including research syntheses and meta-analyses, are critical evaluations of material that [have] already been published. In meta-analyses, authors use quantitative procedures to statistically combine the results of studies. By organizing, integrating, and evaluating previously published material, authors of literature reviews consider the progress of research toward clarifying a problem. In a sense, literature reviews are tutorials, in that authors

--define and clarify the problem;

--summarize previous investigations to inform the reader of the state of research;

--identify relations, contradictions, gaps, and inconsistencies in the literature; and

--suggest the next step or steps in solving the problem.

The components of literature reviews can be arranged in various ways (e.g., by grouping research based on similarity in the concepts or theories of interest, methodological similarities among the studies reviewed, or the historical development of the field).

American Psychological Association. (2010). 1.02 Literature reviews. In Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (p. 10).    Washington, DC: Author.


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