In the Unit 1 IP, you wrote a paper that described your original ideas about your topic, problem, purpose, and research question. Your doctoral dissertation must demonstrate original research that solves a problem or answers a question that currently exists. At Symposium you may have researched the literature during the Mastering the Literature workshop or you have done so after Symposium to continue working on your annotated bibliography.
For this assignment, write a 2-3 page paper that describes the literature that you researched during symposium or after that helps to support your research purpose, problem, or question or that helps to confirm that your research question has not been answered or that the problem has not been solved already. This represents the gap in the literature that your dissertation will fill.While you will continue to refine your problem, purpose, and question after Symposium and over the next year of your program, preparing this document will be very helpful as you continue to work on your annotated bibliography and literature review.
In the RES861 course, you will be preparing your Prospectus, which includes these elements. Starting with this paper, you will have a plan to continue progressing over the next year to be ready for RES861. Be sure to save a copy of your work to help guide you over the next few terms.The cover and reference pages are not included in the 2-3 pages of this paper. All submissions must be in APA format. Include at least 3 peer-reviewed publications related to your topic and the problem, purpose, or question.