Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Group A:To positively influence the mental health and wellness of our employees by implementing best practices in inclusion and accessibility. To become a ‘lighthouse’ organization and mentor other childcare centres in achieving inclusive work environments.
Group B: To achieve accurate interpretation and effective implementation of the Province of Alberta’s Child Care Licensing Act as it relates to accessibility, equity, and inclusion.
Group C: To create community-wide awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in the workplace, specifically focusing on the relationship between inclusive environments and mental health.
What is a literature review?
It describes and evaluates the research that has been done in a particular area.
- In general, a literature review should be a concise and comprehensive discussion of a narrow, well-defined research question.
- The goal is usually to identify relationships, contradictions, controversies, gaps and potential next steps in the research.
Why do it?
- Reviewing the literature on your topic gives your ideas for your research question
- It helps you understand the big picture and background to your topic so that you can identify where your proposed research fits in the existing body of knowledge.
What is it for?
- Providing a literature review as part of your research paper lets the reader know what literature you examined, what research is being drawn upon and demonstrates your knowledge of the topic.
- A literature review demonstrates how and why your research question is important and worth pursuing.
Literature reviews should synthesize and compare studies that discuss different aspects of your topic, depending on your purpose (for example, you might compare experimental method, population studied, theoretical framework, etc.).
Professional or trade journals
Scholarly journal articles:
Scholarly books and book chapters
Unlike scholarly journals, trade publications do not contain original research and are meant to be practical in nature. Their focus is on current practices and issues.
Phrase your topic in the form of a research question:
What are some effective strategies for developing an understanding/awareness of mental health in the workplace?
Consider key terms in your question to develop a database search:
"mental health" workplace
"lived experience" AND (co-workers OR colleagues)
inclus* "mental health" "child care"
Use the MRU LibrarySearch tool - the search box on the library homepage - to find information in all formats (books, journal articles, videos, magazines) simultaneously.
Review the assigned article to find: