Literature Review and Problem Statement


Evaluate the authors’ use of literature using the Use of Literature Checklist as a guide. Evaluate the research problem using the Problem Statement Checklist as a guide. Explain what it means for a research study to be justified and grounded in the literature.

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Literature review is a decisive report of data in the literature related to the field of study. It states the process of search and assessment of already available literature in the relevant field of our study. It analyzes the available literature; summarizes the available information; critically analyzes the information collected; shows constraints; presents a viewpoint; devises a topic for further research (Booth, Sutton, & Papaioannou, 2016).

Problem statement is a short statement describing the problems that is required to be addressed, which serves as basis of study. It aims to reconstruct a comprehensive problem into a targeted problem. It helps to clearly identify the objective of a research. Good problem statement should at least address the gap; be noteworthy enough to contribute to current research body; be one that will serve a source for more research (Creswell, 2013).


In the paper titled “Are Good Citizens Good Transformational Leaders as Well? An Employee-Centric Perspective on Transformational Leadership” the author states that the previous studies have always emphasized on studying the role of people who are already in leadership role and focuses on whether an individual can be as effective as a leader or not. As per the Literature Review Checklist, the report is well structured as it draws a clear understanding, well structured around the theme, specifies and converse on major key issues and analyzes the existing literature, and critically analyzes the problem. According to Problem Statement Checklist, problem statement is also complete as it clearly recognizes the requisite for the study, is audience focused, it is logical and unified, adequately defines the problem, and adequate evidence is furnished to convince the reader about the authenticity of the problem (Marinova, Van Dyne, & Moon, 2015).

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Booth, A., Sutton, A., & Papaioannou, D. (2016). Systematic approaches to a successful literature review. Sage.

Creswell, J. W. (2013). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches. Sage publications.

Marinova, S., Van Dyne, L., & Moon, H. (2015). Are Good Citizens Good Transformational Leaders as Well? An Employee-Centric Perspective on Transformational Leadership. Group & Organization Management, 40(1), 62-87.