Scholar-Practitioner Project: Literature Review and Problem Statement

This week, you begin development of your Scholar-Practitioner Project—Public Health
Leadership Theory. In order to achieve success in this program and as a future leader in public
health, developing your skills for effectively assessing current literature and evaluating problems
is critical. One of the goals of the Scholar-Practitioner Project is to help you develop such skills.
For this Project Assignment, think about common trends in public health leadership, or critical
areas of need for leadership in the field. Prepare a literature review of scholarly articles related to
your topic. This review should contain a minimum of 10 peer-reviewed or scholarly resources.
Additionally, based on your conducted review of the current literature, create a problem
statement that addresses identified gaps while incorporating implications for positive social
change. Located within the Learning Resources for the week, you may find the information from
Walden’s Online Writing Center helpful for your completion of the assignment.
• For this Project Assignment, think about common trends in public health leadership, or
critical areas of need for leadership in the field.
• Prepare a literature review of scholarly articles related to your topic in public health
leadership. This review should contain a minimum of 10 peer-reviewed or scholarly
resources.
• Based on what you find in the current public health leadership literature, Create a problem
statement, (Learn how to write a good one) It must addresses:
o Identified gaps while incorporating implications for positive social change.
o Located within the Learning Resources for the week, you may find the information
from Walden’s Online Writing Center helpful for your completion of the
assignment.
Organize the project in the following manner. Each section should be represented for a
comprehensive overview
Literature Review and Problem Statement (5–7 pages):
• The Literature Review section should be written in the narrative form integrating concepts
from the articles you find. The section should include:
• A synthesis of a minimum of 10 peer-reviewed, scholarly resources that give the reader a
good overview of the issue. The section should show the reader common trends in public
health leadership, or critical areas of need for leadership in the field
• A description of theoretical gaps in the research area – Based on the research you just did in
leadership, what seems to be missing (Theoretical gaps)?
• Problem Statement should include:
• An explanation of the specific problem that addresses identified gaps within the
literature – If you are not sure of what a problem statement should include look it
up.

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