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Literature Reviews

Learning outcome

  • Illustrate your understanding of literature reviews through writing three versions with one set of literature (application learning category)

Your task

Often times as scholars and teachers, you land on a big area of scholarship that you continue to refer back to during your career. (This even happens as a practitioner in the workplace; I still know the current industry research in and around user experience!). What that means is that you constantly build on the research you have already read so that you don’t always have to go back to the start on every project.

So this assignment is aimed to help you understand the different ways to write a literature while also simultaneously helping you become well read and knowledgeable about the research in a particular area that will form the foundation for later and for ongoing work.

So your goal here is to use the same body of research and write two different kinds of literature reviews. (Refer back to our class discussion on different ways to approach the literature review.)

There are no specific lengths on how long the literature review should be nor are there quantitative expectations of how many citations should be included. It honestly needs to do the work for the project(s) you have in mind. (Yes, I understand how difficult it is because some of your projects are ill-formed or in flux. But think back to the diagram. It’s iterative so you writing the literature review is a draft of something.)

Please use two separate citation styles: one for one version and a different one for the second version.

The final page(s) to your literature review needs to be a short reflection (no more than 500 words) that takes the form an assignment sheet intended for a future class. Your approach to the assignment (and its final form) should guide the creation of the assignment sheet.

Please name your file starting with your last name (meloncon_illustrate) and email it to me.

Due Date

March 4, 2021

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