part 1 annotated bibliography

Part 1 Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations of resources (books, journal articles, websites, etc.) followed by a brief description and evaluation. This helps you keep track of each resource, its relevance as it pertains to your study, and its credibility and quality. Your evaluation of each resource may include the purpose and scope of the study, the theories consulted, the conclusions derived, the research instruments used, etc. As you review your annotated bibliography, you can get a quick assessment of the literature you have explored on a particular subject, and this, in turn, helps you decide what to further examine.

In this Assignment (Part 1), you will review five articles, which you identified in the Weeks 3 and 4 Discussions. In Week 7 (Part 2) and Week 8 (Part 3), you will further develop your annotated bibliography.

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the five articles you selected in the Week 3 Discussion using the guidelines described in the Stadtlander text (pp. 81–91).
  • Review Chapter 4, “General Guidelines for Analyzing Literature” (pp. 31–42), in the Galvan text.
  • Review Chapter 9, “Dissertation Chapter 2: Literature Review” (pp. 81–91), in the Stadtlander text.
  • Download the Components of an Annotated Entry: Annotated Bibliography Sample Document.
  • Review the following web resources:
    • “How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography: The Annotated Bibliography”
    • “Annotated Bibliography Samples”

The Assignment:

Thus far, you have searched the library and found seven articles: five for the Week 3 Discussion and two for the Week 4 Discussion. Develop and submit an annotated bibliography consisting of five articles chosen from among the seven articles you previously identified. At least one article relevant to the gap you identified in the Week 4 Discussion should be included in the annotated bibliography. Note: You can use this article for this week’s Discussion.

Use the Annotated Bibliography Sample Document from the Writing Center (located in this week’s Learning Resources) as a guideline for developing your Annotated Bibliography.

This is the first draft of your Annotated Bibliography for your Final Assignment. You will be adding to this Annotated Bibliography in Weeks 7 and 8.