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:
and download "Comparison Matrix."
Weidman, J. C., & Stein, E. L. (2003). Socialization of doctoral
students to academic norms. Research in Higher Education, 44(6),
641. Available at http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=11092904&site=ehost-live&scope=site
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),
Visser, L., Visser, Y. L., & Schlosser, C. (2003). Critical thinking
distance education and traditional education. Quarterly Review of Distance
Education, 4(4), 401-407. http://library.gcu.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com.library.gcu.edu:2048/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=12620957&site=ehost-live&scope=site
assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the
assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful
learners are required to use APA style for their writing assignments. The
APA Style Guide is located in the Student Success Center.
are not required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Refer to the
directions in the Student Success Center.
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