Final Paper (Draft Clinical Scholarship Project [CSP] Introduction and Literature Review)
Instructions See APA, 7th Ed. (2020) manual for each section required in the paper (sections are bolded and underlined).
Paper formatting should be as recommended in the APA manual (except for the title page).
Source citation should be in APA format and studies published within the last five-years is recommended (older studies are acceptable if they are a classic reference, meaning the publication is the first or the foundation for other publications on the same topic).
Title Page See Graduate School recommendation for how to set the title page for doctoral work
No abstract needed at this time. Introduction (2-3 pages) [See APA (2020) p. 39 in the “format” section for how to start the introduction page.
Do NOT start this section with “Introduction” as the heading.]
Description of the problem
o Start with background information: set the stage for why this is a problem, then include the problem statement
Describe the significance of the problem Last paragraph of this section should include: o Purpose of the project o EBP framework or model to be used to guide the study o Aim(s) of the project o Outcome measures of interest (primary and secondary) o Objectives or study question(s) Literature Review (Should be a subheading, centered, 5-6 pages) Note: Identify themes from the publications in an effort to organize the publications into a logical format. Do not use subheadings for the themes, rather, introduce the new theme in the first sentence of the first paragraph when you are switching themes. Also, be careful not to provide an annotated bibliography (i.e., each paragraph describes only one study). Rather, comparing and contrasting publications on the same theme contributes to a thoughtful review of the literature. A minimum of 10 publications should be in this review draft. Describe the literature review process (introductory paragraph for this section) o Search engines used (at least three engines) o Key search terms and phrases (including Boolean operators) o Number of initial publications generated o Refined search with inclusion and exclusion criteria o Number of publications generated after refined search o Any other search methods (such as an ancestry method) and number of publications generated o Final number of publications selected for this literature review Provide an in-depth analysis of the current literature and evidence-based practices related to the problem o Key concepts, themes, similarities, differences, strengths, and weaknesses should be part of the literature review Explain the EBP framework or model selected to guide this project and why this was selected (second to last paragraph of this section) Summarize and synthesize the review of literature (last paragraph) o highlight what is known about the problem, identify any gaps in the literature, and reiterate the EBP framework to be used to guide the project
2 Appendix A Dissertation Sample Title Page Info in YELLOW is required, info in BLUE is optional, text in RED should be deleted from final doc. Title of Dissertation [Each significant word should be capitalized, titles in ALL CAPS will not be accepted] Johnny A. Appleseed M.Ed., Educational Administration, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2003 B.S. Human Development and Family Studies, University of Missouri- Columbia, 1992 A Dissertation Submitted to The Graduate School at the University of Missouri-St. Louis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Doctor of Philosophy in Education with an emphasis in Counseling May/August/December 2019 Month and Year of graduation Advisory Committee Committee Chairperson, Ph.D. Chairperson Committee Faculty Member 2, Ph.D. Committee Faculty Member 3, Ph.D. Committee Faculty Member 4, Ph.D. Copyright, Johnny A. Appleseed, 2004