Comparision Matrix

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Expanded Comparison Matrix
Roshanna Hardison
Grand Canyon University: Res 811- 0103
November 28, 2012

One of the most important elements as a Doctoral Student is learning how to effectively manage your time and understanding the importance of empirical research. “Learning to strategically read empirical studies can help doctoral learners manage time more effectively (GCU Lecture 2, 2012 p. 1). In this paper, one will find a complete comparison of three articles that will review the different forms of research questions posed for the studies, sample populations used, the limitations, literature review, study conclusions, and recommendations for further research. Article one analyzed Transformational Leadership in the
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Article one is different from article two and three in that the sample sized used was larger, therefore article one was able to obtain and full assessment. Article two and three where similar in their small sample size and was determined that more data was needed in order to have a reasonable assessment.
Limitations of the Studies As a researcher it is important that one can identify the weakness of one’s study. Limitations are the constraints of general and utility of the findings that are the direct result in which you chose to design the study and/or the method used to establish internal and external validity (Creswell, 2007). In all three articles limitations where identified. For example, article one sample size was large, however it restricted the age of the respondents, race age by 50 years, and many of the jurisdictions only having three respondents. Article one also concluded that transformational leaders may not be the result of hierarchical organizations. Article two limitations sample size was too small to create a full assessment. More qualitative research needed to be considered to explore the exact reasons why transformational and transactional leadership tend to lead companies with greater customer satisfaction (Emery and Barker 2007). Article three limitations where identified as student sampling was limited to one department of the university. In addition, more males would judge more favorable than females. Article three required more

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