Write a 8 page Lit Review on the topic of public agency accreditation in the
parks and recreation field. The literature review will present a review of the
literature related to the topics of agency accreditation, importance of
accreditation process and best practices in local government regarding
accreditation processes for external organizations. I will provide the first 2 pages, you help
with the last 8 pages.
The paper must be in APA format and have at least 10 scholarly resources.
The lit review should start with a solid
introduction of the project, background and then state specifically what you
plan to achieve. The lit review addresses how the larger topic has been
addressed by the scholarly journals, then starts to narrow down how your
specific topic is being handled by others in the field, possibly showing where
it is done poorly or well by others, finally your lit review will give the
background support of your specific agency/organization. By that I mean your
lit review will go from the broad scholarly coverage to the very detailed rules
and regulations that affect your project (if that is the case). Think of the
questions your end user may ask. “How is state X doing this?”
“Have they been successful?” “How is Y branch of service
addressing this issue?” “Have they saved money?” Obviously each
project is different but this should help your perspective.
Make sure this is in narrative form and you
weave in how the sources apply to your project as you go. This is not an
annotated bibliography and you can’t just “stack” sources with no
analysis on your part.
The literature review focuses on
how other researchers have addressed similar questions. It places the study in
context and discusses how it will differentiate itself from what
is already in the field. You should have no fewer than 10 scholarly
articles as references in this submission. You are attempting to establish what
the literature says and where the gap exists that you plan to fill with
your project! You may find help at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/tutorials/litreview/ .
Please make sure not to “stack” sources. Weave each source into the
relevance of your project and each other. It is usually a good idea to move
from the academic scholarly literature, to the national studies, then to state
and local and finally anything specifically to your work. Many projects have
government reports or state or agency documents in this section compared to
what you would find in a thesis lit review but you do need some scholarly peer
reviewed journals to set the stage.
Additional information regarding paper and references to use will be sent
after tutor is picked.