Identify a Research Gap

The first step in defining a research project is to identify a research gap: some specific, well-bounded element of knowledge about a particular topic that is unknown, contradictory, or otherwise unclear within the body of literature. These gaps can be process-related gaps, where a piece of knowledge is simply unknown, or methodology-related, where the use of a different research method could bring clarity to a confusing situation.

Consider the set of three research articles linked in Resources for this assignment. Prepare a paper in which you complete the following:

Articulate the research limitations of each article.
Briefly critique the research method and procedures used for each study.
Articulate the research limitations of the three articles taken as a body of work.
Create a conceptual or theoretical framework to guide further research in the area defined by the three articles.
Analyze relevant content and methodology gaps in the supplied literature.
Additional Requirements
Written communication: This assignment will be used to evaluate of the quality of your writing, so make sure that it represents your best understanding of academic writing
APA formatting: Adhere to current edition APA style and format.
Length of paper: 5 pages, double spaced, plus title and reference pages.
References: 35 peer-reviewed or scholarly sources.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 points.
Refer to the additional helpful links in Resources as you complete your assignment.

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