With the construction of the 10 Strategic Points for your dissertation study, you began to draft the literature review (Point 2) of the study to illuminate an identified gap in the literature to be filled by your dissertation study. While the literature review ultimately requires more than simply summarizing studies in some logical order, summarizing and paraphrasing are the beginning points of a solid literature review. In this assignment, you will summarize several studies from Point 2 (Literature Review) of your 10 Strategic Points document and the references to studies related to your dissertation topic that you added to the Literature Review Resources assignment in the final week of . From those summaries, you will describe how the studies form the gap that your dissertation will fill. Remember, to illuminate a gap in the research, the articles surveyed must have been published within the last 5 years
General Requirements:
Use the following information to ensure successful completion of the assignment:
Refer to the draft of the 10 Strategic Points that you developed for your dissertation study in Topic 5 of . You may also use a more recent version of this document if one is available.
Refer to the list of 10 references to studies related to your dissertation topic that you added to the Literature Review Resources assignment in the final week of .
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Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for specific guidelines related to doctoral level writing. The Manual contains essential information on manuscript structure and content, clear and concise writing, and academic grammar and usage.
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Directions:
Locate the draft of the 10 Strategic Points from Topic 5 of (or a more recent version if one is available) and the 10 references to studies that you added to the Literature Review Resources assignment in the final topic of .
Choose five articles from your draft of the 10 Strategic Points and 5 articles from those you added to the Literature Review Resources assignment in the final week of . The articles you choose must have been published within the last 5 years.
Write a narrative (3,750-4,000 words) that summarizes the important information about the 10 articles you selected and describes how the studies form the research gap that your dissertation will fill. Your narrative should include the following:
A summary of the key points of each article (purpose, research method, research design, sample, data collection instrument, results).
A description of how these studies individually lead to the research gap that your dissertation study will fill.

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