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.
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
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
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Purpose of the study
What is the author’s rationale for selecting thistopic? Does he build a strong case?
What question(s) does the author present?
How is this organized? What are the main themes foundin the review? Who are the main authors used?
What group(s) is/are being studied?
What are the limitations of the study? Why can itonly encompass so much?
What did the author find through the study? Was theoriginal question answered?