Part of your final project is to conduct a literature review that shows a progressive development of ideas and explains the current state of the research surrounding your PICO question and rationale for the project. Use the resources below to learn more about how to approach the literature review and best practices.
A literature review is both process and product. The literature review process entails a systematic examination of prior research, evaluation studies, and scholarship to answer questions of theory, policy, and practice. Read this short article entry from the Encyclopedia of Evaluation to learn about literature reviews and how an integrative review is a specific type.