Emotion – Comparison Matrix

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Emotion – Comparison Matrix (Literature Review)

Now that you are familiar with how to properly conduct a sample literature review, you will practice this skill as you compare articles based on the area of emotion which most interests you. Empirical articles present original research conducted or personally observed by the author(s). For this assignment, locate the six perennial questions in your text and decide which question focuses on the area of emotion you would like to research. You are to select 3 articles for comparison, each within the realm of your chosen question focus from the text readings. The articles you select must include the following elements: a description of the study, an introduction, a research question, an explanation of the study’s methodology, a presentation of the results of the study, and a conclusion that discusses the results and suggests topics for further study.

To successfully complete the assignment:

  • Locate three (3) empirical, research-based articles.  Each article should be within the realm of your chosen question focus from the text readings.
  • Copy and paste the below Comparison Matrix (Literature Review) table into a Word document.
  • Completely fill in the Comparison Matrix (Literature Review) table with information from the three (3) articles. 
  • Use the information from the completed Comparison Matrix (Literature Review) table to write a summary paper of 1000-1500 words that compares the three empirical articles. The paper will include the following elements:

-Comparison of the purposes of each study and the authors’ statements of why the study is important

    -Discussion of the conclusions from the studies

-Comparison of topics suggested for future study

Submit the Comparison Matrix (Literature Review) table and the paper as a single deliverable. Do so by placing the table at the end of the paper, in an Appendix.

Comparison Matrix (Literature Review) 

Article 1

Article 2

Article 3





Purpose of the Study




Research Question(s)





Sample Population(s)










Assignment Expectations

Length: 1000 – 1500 words (not including the Comparison Matrix); answers must thoroughly address the prompts in a clear, concise manner.

Structure: Include a title page and reference page in APA style. Include the Comparison Matrix as a table at the end of the paper. These do not count towards the minimum word count for this assignment.

References: Use the appropriate APA style in-text citations and references for all resources utilized to answer the questions. Include at least three (3) scholarly sources to support your claims.

Format: Save your assignment as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx).

File name: Name your saved file according to your first initial, last name, and the assignment number (for example, “RHall Assignment 1.docx”)

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