This is a two-part assignment:
Part 1: Locate five peer-reviewed articles published within the past 5 years related to a topic of interest you wish to explore for your dissertation research. Do not include book chapters, books, editorials, white papers, trade magazine articles, or non-peer-reviewed sources. Then, complete the following for each source in the form of an annotated bibliography:
Begin each annotation with an APA formatted reference.
Then, annotate the source with a block paragraph. The annotation should be double spaced, 200-250 words, including a brief synopsis of the article, the problem, the purpose, a description of the methodology, the findings, the recommendations for future research, and any particular strengths or weaknesses of the article.
Part 2: After reviewing each annotation, describe the topic you wish to explore for your dissertation research. This topic should logically flow from the gaps in the literature noted in your annotations.
Notes from this week: Annotated Bibliographies
This week is designed to assist you to further refine your ability to read and produce critical, annotated bibliographies of scholarly, peer-reviewed research indicating a comprehensive understanding and an evaluation of validity, rather than simply developing a basic summary.
An annotated bibliography is a critical literature synthesis tool for researchers who are curating resources related to a topic of interest. The annotated bibliography is the first step to a comprehensive literature review and provides an opportunity to identify gaps in existing scholarship to be used for future research. An annotated bibliography requires critical reading and summarizing of the findings of collected sources.
Each annotation begins with an APA formatted reference and is followed by a summary of the source. The following questions can be used to craft the summary of the annotated sources:
What was the purpose of this research?
What was the problem the researcher(s) addressed?
What are the research questions?
What method and design were used in this research?
What were the results of the research?
What are the implications for future research?