In RA 2, you will finalize the research question on a human services topic that you selected earlier in the course and conduct a literature review to better understand the problem being presented through the research question.
How badly does depression affect new young mothers after birth and what are the factors that predicts depression in mothers?
Gather, analyze, and critique scholarly literature and develop a literature review to address your research question.
Your literature review must be based on:
v Credible research sources
v A minimum of one quantitative and one qualitative research study
v One or two seminal or foundational sources
v At least five peer-reviewed journals and two websites
v Current sources from within the past five years (with the exception of the seminal or foundational source mentioned above)
In addition, your literature review must:
v Synthesize the research and provide a summary of how the selected literature helps support the research question.
v Discuss common themes found in the literature related to the topic.
v Compare and contrast the typical research methodologies found in the literature you reviewed—qualitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods.