Scientific Knowledge and Significance

Scientific Knowledge and Significance

Advancing Scientific Knowledge and Significance of the Study

***The Advancing Scientific Knowledge and Significance of the Study section of the dissertation identifies the “gap” or “need” in the literature that was used to define the problem statement and develop the research questions. Further, it describes how the study will address the “gap” or “identified need.” The section describes how the research fits with and will contribute to or advance the current literature or body of research.

Although this advancement may be a small step forward in a line of current research, it must add to the current body of knowledge and align with the learner’s program of study.***

Write a report (500-750 words) in which you:

  1. Identify the “gap” or “need” in the literature that was used to define the problem statement and develop the research questions.
  2. Describe how your study will fit with and contribute to or advance the current literature or body of research.

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Course Code Class Code Assignment Title Total Points
PSY-866 PSY-866-O500 Advancing Scientific Knowledge and Significance of the Study 235.0
Criteria Percentage 1: Unsatisfactory (0.00%) 2: Less Than Satisfactory (73.00%) 3: Satisfactory (82.00%) 4: Good (91.00%) 5: Excellent (100.00%) Comments Points Earned
Criteria 100.0%
Identification and Discussion of the Gap or Need in the Literature That Was Used to Define the Problem Statement and Develop the Research Questions
35.0% An identification and discussion of the gap or need in the literature that was used to define the problem statement and develop the research questions is either missing or not evident to the reader. And, An identification and discussion of the gap or need in the literature that was used to define the problem statement and develop the research questions is unintelligible or illogical. An identification and discussion of the gap or need in the literature that was used to define the problem statement and develop the research questions is cursory and lacking in depth. Also, An identification and discussion of the gap or need in the literature that was used to define the problem statement and develop the research questions is thorough. An identification and discussion of the gap or need in the literature that was used to define the problem statement and develop the research questions is thoroughly presented with rich detail.
Description of How Your Study Will Fit With and Contribute to or Advance the Current Literature or Body of Research
35.0% A description of how your study will fit with and contribute to or advance the current literature or body of research is not presented. Also, A description of how your study will fit with and contribute to or advance the current literature or body of research is presented, but is unintelligible or illogical. A description of how your study will fit with and contribute to or advance the current literature or body of research is presented, but is cursory and lacking in depth. Research support is somewhat outdated. In addition, A description of how your study will fit with and contribute to or advance the current literature or body of research is presented and thorough. The rationale is well supported with recent research. A description of how your study will fit with and contribute to or advance the current literature or body of research is thoroughly presented with rich detail. The rationale is well supported with current scholarly research.
Synthesis and Argument
10.0% No synthesis of source information is evident. Statement of purpose is not followed to a justifiable conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses non-credible sources. Synthesis of source information is attempted, but is not successful. Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility. In addition, Synthesis of source information is present, but pedantic. Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis. Synthesis of source information is present and meaningful. Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative. Synthesis of source information is present and scholarly. Argument is clear and convincing, presenting a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Thesis Development and Purpose
10.0% Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim. Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear. Also, Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. They are descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose. Thesis and/or main claim are clear and comprehensive; the essence of the paper is contained within the thesis.
Mechanics of Writing
5.0% Mechanical errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
APA Format
5.0% Required format is rarely followed correctly. No reference page is included. No in-text citations are used. Also, Required format elements are missing or incorrect. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Reference page is present. However, in-text citations are inconsistently used. Required format is generally correct. However, errors are present (e.g. font, cover page, margins, and in-text citations). Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented though some errors are present. Required format is used, but minor errors are present (e.g. headings and direct quotes). Reference page is present and includes all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct. The document is correctly formatted. In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
Total Weightage 100%
Scientific Knowledge

Scientific Knowledge