research topic identify and defend

Locate three peer reviewed, empirical articles related to the potential broad topic area of your dissertation. Remember, your topic area must align with your degree program. Select only articles that have been published within the last 2-3 years and that could logically be included in the literature review of your dissertation. (attached on literature review)

Write a brief description of the articles (250-300 words total) that includes the following information for each article:

  1. A statement of what the authors studied.
  2. A statement that generally describes the study participants.
  3. A description of the study findings.
  4. A statement of one limitation or future study idea identified in the article.


an argument (250-500 words) that presents a potential study topic for

your dissertation and defends the need for the potential study. The

topic must emerge from a synthesis of the limitations or future study

ideas you identified above, and the argument must describe how the

potential study might address the synthesized limitations or future

study ideas.

Requires doctoral writing, APA 6th edition required. Must include in-text citations and reference page- references are already included in this assignment on the attached document.