Comparison Matrix and Outline: Doctoral Identity

Comparison Matrix and Outline: Doctoral Identity
Order Description
template how to structure the paper

Expanded Comparison Matrix
Article 1 Article 2 Article 3
Title/Author(s)

Persistent GCU library link

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?

Rubic for assignment

Rubic for assignment

Comparison Matrix and Outline: Doctoral Identity
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Unsatisfactory
0.00% 2
Less Than Satisfactory
73.00% 3
Satisfactory
82.00% 4
Good
91.00% 5
Excellent
100.00%
90.0 %Content
60.0 % Comparison Matrix The comparison matrix is either missing or not evident to the reader. The comparison matrix is present, but inaccurate or incomplete. The comparison matrix is presented, but the elements are addressed in a cursory manner. The comparison matrix is presented and includes all necessary elements. The comparison matrix is thoroughly presented with rich detail and includes all necessary elements.
30.0 % Outline of Synthesis Paper An outline of the synthesis paper is not presented. An outline of the synthesis paper is presented. However, the outline is unorganized and illogical in its construction. An outline of the synthesis paper is presented. The outline is vague, but functional. An outline of the synthesis paper is presented. It is reasonably organized and includes a moderate amount of detail. An outline of the synthesis paper is thoroughly presented. It is well organized and thoughtful, and it includes a fully appropriate level of detail.
10.0 %Format
5.0 % Mechanics of Writing Mechanical errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used. Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register), sentence structure, and/or word choice are present. Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are used. Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. A variety of sentence structures and effective figures of speech are used. Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
5.0 % APA Format Required format is rarely followed correctly. No reference page is included. No in-text citations are used. Required format elements are missing or incorrect. A lack of control with formatting is apparent. Reference page is present. However, in-text citations are inconsistently used. Required format is generally correct. However, errors are present (e.g. font, cover page, margins, and in-text citations). Reference page is included and lists sources used in the paper. Sources are appropriately documented though some errors are present. Required format is used, but minor errors are present (e.g. headings and direct quotes). Reference page is present and includes all cited sources. Documentation is appropriate and citation style is usually correct. The document is correctly formatted. In-text citations and a reference page are complete and correct. The documentation of cited sources is free of error.
100 % Total Weightage

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assignment Instruction
Comparison Matrix and outline: Doctoral Identity

Max Points: 150

Details:
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:
• Locate and download “Comparison Matrix.”
• Locate: Weidman, J. C., & Stein, E. L. (2003). Socialization of doctoral students to academic norms. Research in Higher Education, 44(6), 641. Available at
https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsjsr&AN=edsjsr.40197334&site=eds-live&scope=site

• Locate: Baker, V., & Lattuca, L. R. (2010). Developmental networks and learning: toward an interdisciplinary perspective on identity development during doctoral study. Studies in Higher Education, 35(7), 807-827.
https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=EJ901111&site=eds-live&scope=site

• Locate: Visser, L., Visser, Y. L., & Schlosser, C. (2003). Critical thinking distance education and traditional education. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 4(4), 401-407.
https://lopes.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=12620957&site=eds-live&scope=site
• This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
• Doctoral learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
• You are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.
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.
RES811.R.ComparisonMatrix.docx
Your Title Goes Here
Jane Doe
Grand Canyon University

Comparison Matrix
Article 1 Article 2 Article 3
Title / Author(s) Weidman, J. C., & Stein, E. L. (2003). Socialization of doctoral students to academic norms. Research in Higher Education, 44(6), 641-656. Baker, V., & Lattuca, L. R. (2010). Developmental networks and learning: toward an interdisciplinary perspective on identity development during doctoral study. Studies in Higher Education, 35(7), 807-827. Visser, L., Visser, Y. L., & Schlosser, C. (2003). Critical thinking distance education and traditional education. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 4(4), 401-407.

Persistent GCU library link https://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=11092904&site=ehost-live&scope=site
https://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=54329722&site=ehost-live&scope=site
https://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=https://search.ebscohost.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=12620957&site=ehost-live&scope=site
Purpose of the study
What is the author’s rationale for selecting this topic? Does he build a strong case?
What is it the researchers are trying to understand? What is the larger conversation that has led the researchers to try and understand a given phenomenon or question?
Research Questions
What question(s) does the author present? Research questions reflect the intentions and assumptions of the researcher. If you want to understand effects of violent TV on children, then you will ask questions and form hypotheses regarding the effects of violent TV on children.
All studies have research questions! You may have to dig deep and look for what the authors were seeking to examine within their research.

Literature Review
How is this organized? What are the main themes found in the review? Who are the main authors used? How did the authors of the article use others’ research to support their study? What are the main themes of the literature review? Who are the major authors cited? Please note that the Literature Review may not have a clearly identified heading. Frequently, lit reviews will be found in the introduction of an article.

The literature review is the theoretical foundation on which the authors built their research. This is not simply a list of authors in the reference list. Examine the articles and dig deep

Sample Population
What group(s) is/are being studied? Who are the participants in the study? What demographic information is provided? Is the population heterogeneous or homogenous? Why are they important? Sometimes you will have to perform math to come up with the correct number or look at the charts to get an accurate count.

Include any available demographics. Remember, not all research has a traditional sample population.

Limitations
What are the limitations of the study? Why can it only encompass so much? All studies have limitations! Consider the limitations of each study: issues with the sample, generalizability of results, biases of the researchers, etc. If I’m studying violent TV and kids, and I don’t account for confounding variables, that would be a serious limitation.

Results/ Conclusions
What did the author find through the study? Was the original question answered? What did the authors find in their study? What conclusions did they reach? Were their results valid and/or significant? Did the results support the hypotheses? Do their conclusions address the research questions?

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