Approach Document and Taxonomy Template Draft 1
Before starting this assignment, view the library tutorials available in this week’s activity (see Week 7 Activity 1). Contact the library if you have any questions relative to the content of the videos. Ensure that the following points are covered relative to your search strategy:
• How you will conceptualize a topic to suggest search strategies;
• Identify at least ten search terms to use;
• Preferred search engines and repositories
• How you will adjust the search strategy if you are coming up with too many or too few hits; and
• How you will you determine whether or not an article gets included in the final matrix (taxonomy).
Part A: Develop an Approach Document to Search for Gaps in the Literature
Prepare an Approach Document for determining gaps in the literature. Similar to the Approach Documents you developed in Weeks Two and Four, the format for the assignment is equivalent to a recipe in a cookbook. A good recipe is one that anyone can read and replicate what you have done. List numerically, in a step-by-step manner, the actions you will take to search, access, analyze, evaluate and synthesize scholarly literature to identify knowledge gaps. A companion flow chart or PowerPoint, or any combination thereof may help you to visualize the process. Full sentences are not necessary. Word count should not exceed 700 words.
Part B: Implement an Approach to Search for Gaps in the Literature
Follow the steps in your Approach Document and begin your search for articles that you will use to find gaps in the literature. Your goal is to analyze and evaluate articles such that you end up with 5 articles that represent the start of a collection of articles from which information will be synthesized to find gaps in the literature. Analyze each article selected relative to the criteria listed in the Taxonomy template. Evaluate whether the results of your analysis will be useful for determining gaps across a full body of articles. If the article is deemed by you to be useful, enter the information about the article into the Taxonomy Template. Each article represents a row of information in the template. Enter an article on a new row and entire the required information about the article into the columns across the row. Refer to the Dissertation Field Guide, Table 9-3, for an example of a completed taxonomy template.
• Approach document to include a numeric listing, in a step-by-step manner, the actions you will take to search, access, analyze, evaluate and synthesize scholarly literature to identify knowledge gaps;
• A Taxonomy Template with a minimum of 5 articles where information about each article is deconstructed and entered into a row and columns in the template.
• A one-paragraph discussion of potential gaps that can be identified once another 5 to 10 qualified articles are entered into the template and a synthesis of the information take place.