Research Proposal Draft
By the due date assigned, write a paper addressing the sections below of the research proposal.
This week you will submit the Literature Review section of your proposal on Childhood obesity among
African American school age children. Each week you have been adding to your growing body of evidence
to support your problem and proposed innovation to address the problem. The review of literature is a
critical, analytical summary and synthesis of the current knowledge of your research topic. Thus it should
compare and relate different theories, findings, etc., rather than just summarize them individually.
The following resources will help guide you:
THE WRITER’S HANDBOOK https://writing.wisc.edu/handbook/assignments/reviewofliterature/
Guidelines for writing a literature review. https://www.d.umn.edu/~hrallis/guides/researching/litreview.html
The Writing Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. https://writingcenter.unc.edu/tips-and-tools/literature-reviews/
Writing the Literature Review: Step-by-Step Tutorial for Graduate Students.
Writing the Literature Review (Part Two): Step-by-Step Tutorial for Graduate Students.