HCA 827 Topic 8 Literature Review Resources GCU




HCA 827 Topic 8 Literature Review Resources GCU


Successful completion of a doctoral dissertation requires significant amounts of independent reading on the research topic. By this point in the program, this reading should have allowed the doctoral learner/researcher to become familiar with the scope of the topic and to identify gaps or tensions within the existing literature on the topic. These gaps and tensions are now the focus of the dissertation research. In this assignment, you will read and annotate potential sources on your dissertation topic. Those demonstrating the most merit should be added to your electronic (e.g., RefWorks) list for potential inclusion in the literature review section of your dissertation.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

  • It is recommended that you engage in this activity throughout the duration of this course.
  • Instructors will be scoring your submission based on the number of unique sources identified in the list submitted.
  • Download the resource Literature Review Resources Tool and use it to complete the assignment.
  • Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
  • Refer to the resource, “Preparing Annotated Bibliographies,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
  • You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.


Read at least 10 empirical or scholarly professional articles on your dissertation topic.

In the “Literature Review Resources” document, provide the following for each source:

  1. The APA formatted citation.
  2. A brief annotation of the key points of the source.
  3. An indication of whether the source has been added to (Y) or excluded from (N) your electronic (e.g., RefWorks) list.


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