Sample Literature review Assignment on Haul truck Drivers and their obesity

The topic or problem that you choose should be meaningful, i.e., significant, but also narrow enough to
be manageable within the constraints of time and available resources. Additionally, your review needs
to be logical, concise, clear, coherent, and contain substantial evidence based on previous research.
Organize the components of your literature review article as follows: •
Title. In 10 to 12 words, simply and succinctly summarize the focus and main idea of your review. A
running head on your title page or other pages of your review is not necessary. •
Author’s Name and Institution Affiliation. See APA, section 2.02, pp. 23-24 for format guidelines.
Abstract. Follow the guidelines presented in APA, section 2.04, pp. 25-27, for abstracts. Typically,
abstracts are brief – 150 to 250 words in length. Begin your abstract on a new page. •
Introductory Statement. Begin your review on a new page. Be sure to use page numbers. Briefly, begin
your review with the following:
1. A concise, yet compelling statement that draws the reader into your work. Why should your reader(s)
read further?
2. A clear and coherent statement of your topic, i.e., the focus of the remainder of your review and the
key ideas.
3. A context statement that briefly, but specifically, describes the environment of the research topic or
issue. Situate your topic or issue within the wider body of organizational leadership literature.
4. A significance or needs statement providing justification or the rationale for your review. What is the
value to the academic and/or professional community for your review?
5. A clear statement of your thesis; what is the problem or question that needs to be addressed?
6. A forward-looking organization statement briefly informing your reading audience about what will
7. Describe the review strategies and methods that you used to gather information and identify relevant
resources, i.e., data. What data bases did you use? What key search terms did you use? How many
studies did you screen and select? What agencies or persons, if any, did you contact? What inclusion
and exclusion criteria did you apply? How many studies did you exclude and include? •
Body of the Review. Critique the literature reviewed. Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize, a minimum of
10 studies. What is known about your topic or research issue? Support your thesis by reporting,
analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating the literature that you surveyed. Discuss the findings, highlighting
areas of agreement, disagreement, design differences, sample differences, methodological differences,
and/or controversies. •
Summary, Conclusions, and Implications. Begin by restating your thesis. Analyze your thesis by providing
a complete interpretation. Briefly, summarize and discuss factual conclusions based on your review.
Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your review. Present the implications of your findings. What is
the academic and/or practical impact of your findings? What future research or practical directions do
you recommend be pursued? •
References. On a separate page, provide a complete and accurate list of reference citations for the
studies you reviewed. Accurate use of APA form and style is required.
Your entire review article should be approximately 10-15 pages in length, not including the assignment
cover sheet, title page, the abstract, or list of references. The entire review must be in complete and
accurate APA format and style, grammatically and mechanically correct, and well organized and