Qualifying Scholarly Sources Worksheet

timer Asked: Nov 8th, 2016

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Qualifying Scholarly Sources Worksheet


Complete the following Source Comparison Table to evaluate each article against the criteria in the first column. An example of an entry is included below.


Source Evaluation Criteria

Smith (2007)

Ballinger and Schoorman (2007)

Use of APA Format for In-Text Citations and References

No in-text citations or references

APA format for in-text citations, but not for references

Source Comparison Table

Source Evaluation Criteria

Smith (2007)

Ballinger and Schoorman (2007)

Authors’ Credentials and Affiliation

Source Publication

(i.e., Publication Venue)

Intended Audience

Intended Purpose

Use of Supporting Evidence

Value as a Doctoral Research Source

Answer the following reflection questions by typing your answer directly below each question.

Note. Both sources cover the same topic—leadership.

  1. What similarities and differences do you find when comparing the two sources’ research value to your doctoral journey?
  2. In what ways do you see evidence of scholarly voice, practitioner voice, and leadership voice in the two articles?
  3. How is APA style and format used in both articles? What is the purpose of using APA style?
  4. How will you apply these insights in your doctoral research?


Ballinger, G. A., & Schoorman, F. D. (2007, January). Individual reactions to leadership succession in workgroups. Academy of Management Review, 32(1), 118–136.

Smith, A. F. (2007). Leadership: The one and only path to becoming a leader. LeadershipNow. Retrieved from http://www.leadershipnow.com/anthonysmith.html

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