Topic: The benefits of MDMA in treating PTSD
For each assignment you must hand in a Literature Review of a minimum of three (if you its an individual work). Remember that the selection of literature must be valid and consist of articles from a scientific/academic journal or chapters from a specialized book(that either offers empirical studies or a systematic theoretical review) that elaborates about your selected research topic. In this sense, only primary or secondary sources are valid for this type of review. If you are ever unsure on the validity of the source, send me an e-mail and/or bring it to class to assess it (please do this at least a few days before the due date to hand in said reviews). Remember thata relatively good “rule of thumb” is that journals published from renown and respectable universities and research institutions tend to go though rigorous editorial process (and tend to be peer-reviewed) that safe-guard (at least in theory) from spurious, fallacious or wrongly made articles or studies.
A review must never be reduced to simply reproducing the abstract. Each review should be one (1) page long or at least a minimum of one to two (1-2) paragraphs (the maximum is relative, but it shouldn’t generally be longer than two or three pages). You don’t have to use up a whole page per review: if there’s still enough unused space you can continue on with your next review in the samepage (just leave at least a space between reviews). Before the reviews, at the top of the first page, there should be a brief section in which you state your selected research topic and problem. The purpose of this first literature review is that it should help you limit and identify the problem you want to review (and possible changes you might due along the way, if needed). That is why I have asked you to try to identify your possible research problem in a separate section.