International Education Policy & Management (IEPM): About Research

This guide serves the IEPM program at Peabody College.

Writing Assignments

As a graduate student, you will be completing writing assignments that involve doing scholarly research. Some typical assignment formats include writing an annotated bibliography, a literature review, and more. The resources below should help you become familiar with these types of assignments. If you would like to learn more about doing scholarly research in graduate school, check out the Peabody Library Research Channel!

The Research Process

Annotated Bibliography

Literature Review

What is a literature review?

"Literature review articles....provide narrative summaries and evaluations of the finding or theories within a literature base. The literature base may include qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods research. Literature reviews capture trends in the literature; they do not engage in a systematic quantitative or qualitative meta-analysis of the finding from the initial studies." (APA, 2020, p. 8).

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association : the official guide to APA style. (Seventh edition.). (2020). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

The Process