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Topic:  Social Exchange TheoryI need a 2-3 page introduction written (details below) by Due by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday 27 Jul 2014 and a 15-20 page literature review research paper by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday 3 Aug 2014.Introduction

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Module/Week 5, you should have enough information to compose and submit
the introduction for your research paper.  Before you write the
introduction, you should have 15 scholarly sources that address your
approved theory.  Do not underestimate this assignment. Although the
introduction to a paper is brief, it demonstrates the significance of
the research through the definition of relevant terms and the
contextualization of the research for the audience.  By this point in
the project, you should have conducted all of your research so that your
thesis sentence demonstrates your thorough knowledge of the
communication theory.  The length of your introduction depends on the
complexity of your topic; however, be sure to develop a clear focus in
your introduction that culminates in your thesis statement.  You should
include the following components in your introduction:The purpose of your researchExpectations from an investigationA research questionA thesis statement (last sentence of the paragraph)Format your introduction according to APA style.  See the grading rubric attached above for the specific grading criteria.The book for the class is:
Littlejohn S.
W., & Foss K. A. (2011).  Theories of human communication. Long
Grove, IL: Waveland Press Inc.Introduction_Grading_Rubric-1.docxLiterature Review

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Module/Week 6, you will submit the body of your paper, which should be a
review of the 15 relevant sources that you found during the research
process and used to create your introduction and thesis statement.  This
literature review should compare/contrast, analyze, and apply the
scholarly perspectives that are represented by the sources you have
read.  Be sure to identify the practical applications and implications
of the theory within the discipline of communication.  Structure this
literature review in paragraph format with topic sentences relating to
your thesis sentence.  The literature review should convey to the reader
what knowledge and ideas have been established regarding your chosen
theory.  Furthermore, you should address the strengths and weaknesses of
your theory.  Here are some questions to consider addressing:What do scholars already know about this theory?Are there any gaps in the knowledge of the theory?Is there a scholarly consensus regarding the theory?Are there any areas of significant debate?What methods or problems were identified by scholars and how do they affect the research?Since
the literature review will become the body of your final research
paper, you should aim to have between 15–20 pages of text.  You are
encouraged to edit this portion before submitting it in Module/Week 6,
and again before submitting the final paper in Module/Week 7.  See the
grading rubric attached above for specific grading criteria.

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