After you have completed that task, reflect on the process of selecting your topic.
Task 1: 5 pages in length.
Write an essay in which you:
A. Describe the process you used to select your research topic in your problem, search, and
1. Describe what motivated you to select your topic. (Interest in community health nursing:
see attached papers for reference)
2. Describe what barriers you think you might encounter with your research topic.
3. Describe how your research topic will benefit your field.
B. Include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
RET1 Task 1 Grading Criteria-Topic Selection
Communication Holistic: The work is extremely clear and easy to understand.
Mechanics (grammar, punctuation, spelling, etc.): The work contains no readily detectable
Style: The writing style is characterized by highly varied sentence structure, vivid
vocabulary, and accurate word choice.
A1. Selection of Topic
The candidate provides a precise description of what motivations there were to select the
The candidate provides a precise description of barriers that may be encountered with the
A3. Benefit to the Field
The candidate provides a precise description of how the research topic will benefit the
B. Sources: The candidate provides appropriate in-text citations and/or references with no
readily detectable deviations from APA style.
Task 2. Literature Review Reflection (508.2.1-01, 02, 2.3-05)
Describe the purpose of conducting a literature review.
Discuss how conducting a literature review relates to other parts of the research plan.
Define how conducting a literature review can clarify the relationship between research and
Explain how resource availability and selection can limit the scope of a research topic.