Literature Matrix


Reviewing the literature on a given topic yields a large amount of information about studies, concepts, findings, and conclusions that can easily be overwhelming. In order to avoid getting lost in a sea of details, it helps to take systematic notes about what you read and how it might support your inquiry.

For this Assignment, you will complete a literature matrix that helps you keep track of your findings as you review publications that inform your study. You will need to refer to your notes in this matrix in order to complete each of the three projects that are due in Weeks 5, 8, and 10, respectively.

Download the template for the matrix from this week’s Resources, and follow the instructions that are included in the document. Your goal should be to add at least 10 articles from peer-reviewed journals for each of your projects by no later than the end of Week 4.


  • The column “Ethical and Social Change Impact of the Research” may not be applicable in every case. However, you should aim to find articles that include either implicitly or explicitly this perspective.
  • This Assignment will be submitted in three parts: You must add at least 10 articles for each submission in Weeks 2, 3, and 4.
  • Continue your review of the literature over the next couple of weeks as needed to complete the literature matrix for all three of your projects.
  • Include proper APA citations and peer-reviewed referenc