Part 1 – Choose a problem or issue pertaining to your community. Using concepts
covered in the first part of the course, complete a literature review on the problem
you want to solve. Include past proposals, programs and interventions. I have
included two examples of literature reviews under this tab for you to consult.
Please contact me if you are having trouble thinking of a topic and I will put you in
contact with someone who can help you.
You should have at least 6 journal articles listed. Be sure to summarize the journal
article in detail. You will use this information later when you write your policy brief.
The research must be credible and compelling.
Your community DOES NOT include your place of employment, or your home – look
to the larger community that you are a part.
It does not have to be in South Carolina.
Instructions for Research Project – Part 2
Part 2 – Using your literature review, write a policy brief regarding your community
intervention. Bes ure to look at my comments on your literature review before
writing your policy brief.
Choose your topic/issue.
Choose your audience, i.e., government agency, business, education
system, and legislation and law
Use the outline under “How to Write a Policy Brief.”
Your policy brief should not be longer than 6 pages.