Annotated Bibliography. The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to assist you in developing research analysis skills including critical thinking, writing, and literature research skills. Using the feedback that you received from the assignments and the ideas that emerged in discussions from Week One, focus your research on the specific population you selected and the issue that you connected to this population.
The annotated bibliography should include a paragraph for each source that contains the following information:
- Name of the article, including the complete bibliographic citation, using APA format.
- Summary/abstract of the article – annotation (sometimes it is helpful to ask yourself the followingquestions in synthesizing the information):
- What were the findings? (identify the major ones)
- Contributions? (new findings, applications, etc.)
Review the complete instructions for the Capstone Project in Week Five. To conduct accurate research for the annotated bibliography, consider the following:
a. Research in peer-reviewed journals or other journals that are considered to have reliable information (do not use sources from the secular press (e.g., Time, Newsweek, or Wikipedia). Review the guidelines for acceptable sources by reading the “Academic Research” section within the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab under Course Home on the left navigation toolbar in your online course