You will write a research brief that addresses some type of communication issue. This brief will include an introduction that makes a case for why the topic is important and
You will write a research brief that addresses some type ofcommunication issue. This brief will include an introduction that makes a case for why the topic is important and a review of the relevant literature on the topic. You will conclude the brief by summarizing what is known about the topic based on your review.
Theintroductionshould take the form of a clear argument that identifieswhowill be able to use the findings from your research brief andhow. This section should include citations to evidence to support your argument. The introduction should also include a clear statement of purpose that identifies the specific area of research literature that will be reviewed in your brief. Evidence cited in the introduction can come from a variety of sources; you do not need to restrict yourself to just primary research studies.
Theliterature reviewshould contain the most relevant literature based on the stated purpose of the brief. You must review at least 12 primary research studies. Eight of the studies must come from peer-reviewed journals; the remaining studies may come from other sources as long as they are primary research studies (report original data and include information about research method and procedures). The studies selected for the review should be clearly related to the stated purpose of the brief. You should create conceptual subtopics within your review by clustering together studies that report findings that address similar concepts. Please use headings to organize your paper into subtopics.
When writing about a study, make sure to focus on the actual findings that are most relevant to your purpose. Include just basic information about the study’s method to help the reader understand the nature of the evidence being reported. Avoid summarizing other portions of the article, such as the authors’ introduction, literature review, or discussion section. Your task is to extract relevant data from the study’s findings, organize it, and make meaning of it in your own, unique way based on the specific purpose you have for reviewing the literature.
The brief should end with aconclusionthat summarizes the major findings of the brief. An effective summary will concisely recap for the reader what is known about the topic.
Your brief should be 7 to 10 pages, excluding the cover sheet and references page. Please do not exceed the 10-page limit. Use one-inch margins, 12-point font, and double space your text (50 points).
I’ve attached a sample research brief above. Please understand that this example is only intended to serve as an example of the overall format, etc., that the paper should take. It is by no means intended to represent a perfect, final product, or to constrain your creativity.
Upload your assignment through the provided assignment link as a Word attachment (in the appropriate module). This assignment also needs to be submitted to turnitin.com. Please make sure to review the rubric below to see how I will assess your paper:
Also there is a sample.