Comparison Matrix and Outline: Doctoral Identity

Before beginning the synthesis process, it is important to become acquainted with the analysis and comparison of empirical articles. In this assignment, you will engage with the Comparison Matrix, a tool for analysis and comparison of empirical articles. You will also prepare an outline for a paper to be written based on the information gathered during your interaction with the matrix.

General Requirements:

Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:

Directions:

Read the articles listed above.

Complete the Comparison Matrix for each of the articles.If a component is not found in the article, enter N/A in the related cell in the table.

Construct an outline for a paper that will explain and compare the articles you read for this assignment. The paper will require identification of elements and themes common to the articles as well as a statement of the conclusions that can be drawn when the articles are taken together as a single entity You will be writing the paper in the next assignment

Expanded Comparison Matrix

Article 1 Article 2 Article 3
Title/Author(s)
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Purpose of the study

What is the author’s rationale for selecting this topic? Does he build a strong case?

Research Question(s)

What question(s) does the author present?

Literature Review

How is this organized? What are the main themes found in the review? Who are the main authors used?

Sample Population(s)

What group(s) is/are being studied?

Limitations

What are the limitations of the study? Why can it only encompass so much?

Results/ Conclusions

What did the author find through the study? Was the original question answered?

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