Literature Review

Choosing an appropriate theoretical framework for your topic is critical to the effective development of your literature review. The final selection of a conceptual/theoretical framework should tell the reader the following: Why you chose the framework, among others. What the current status of the framework in the literature is. And, how your main topic fits into the chosen framework. My topic of choice is Cyber Security and Cyber Warfare and the challenges of both.
Activity Description
The first draft of the brief literature review is due. This literature review should be from a comprehensive literature search and cover major
themes you have identified in the literature. You should ensure that you are identifying and giving consideration to the theoretical or
conceptual frameworks present in the literature you are reviewing (see Bloomberg & Volpe, 2008; Ridley, 2012). In this paper, you also need
to focus on synthesizing and aggregating the literature, as well as providing a critical analysis of the literature from at least 15 scholarly
sources (see readings from this week and Ridley, Chapter 8—regarding analysis and synthesis). Integrate or combine your resources to
determine what conclusions can be drawn from the articles as a group, whereby the focus is on content (conclusions, hypotheses, or
premises), rather than the individual authors or articles. Topics in need of additional research may also be discovered while aggregating your
resources. Finally, ensure your draft adheres with the publication requirements of the APA Publication Manual (6th ed.) and that your draft is
free of typographical and grammatical errors. This is a kind reminder that you should continually proofread your work.
Length: 10-12 pages minimum (this page length requirement does not include the reference list)
Note: You will be required to submit a second draft of the brief literature review that you have expanded. Therefore, you will
need to include additional peer-reviewed sources in Week 11 of this course as part of the Signature Assignment.
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and
insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to
Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.
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Learning Outcomes
3.0    Evaluate the scientific quality of peer-reviewed studies.
4.0    Critically analyze the research literature related to your degree and specialization.