In support of your Group Research Assignment for the residency, you will be developing an Annotated Bibliography.
This assignment is one of several throughout your program that we use to help you to better understand the research process. One of the core competencies necessary to succeed in a graduate program is the ability to identify other research that pertains to your own. This means you’ll have to identify similar research, read the papers, and assimilate prior work into your own research. An annotated bibliography helps you develop and hone these research skills.
This annotated bibliography should specifically focus on literature related to one of the laws or regulations that we have covered in this course. Each group will be assigned a different law or regulation for consideration. The resources you select must clearly align with the research topic. This is not expected to be a complete bibliography of every resource that you review in the process of your research. Rather, it should identify and discuss those resources that you found most influential in the development of your research paper.
You paper must be in correct APA format, use correct grammar, and will need to include at least seven (7) resources, ALL of which must:
1) Be current. Published within the last few years.
2) Be peer-reviewed.
3) Relate directly to your topic
For each annotation, your should provide;
1) the APA formatted reference entry.
2) analysis of the credibility of the resource.
3) assessment of the relevance of the resource to your research topic.
5) discussion of the information from the resource that will be used in your research paper.
6) consideration for how that information will be used in support of your research paper.
USE YOUR OWN WORDS!!!! DO NOT PLAGIARIZE!!!!
Remember that an annotation is not the same as an abstract. Abstracts are descriptive. Your annotations are to be evaluative and critical. Give me enough information for me to decide if I’m interested enough to read the paper, and also how you perceive the paper. Don’t go skimpy on these annotations, but DO NOT write too much here. Quality is far more important than quantity. This exercise is for each of you to demonstrate that you can identify, categorize, and digest multiple scholarly resources.
Every resource you choose must be peer-reviewed. That means the paper must have undergone a formal peer- review before being published in a journal or presented at a conference. You must ensure that your resources have undergone rigorous reviews. In most cases, you can find out the review process for a conference or journal by visiting the appropriate web site. Do not simply assume that a resource is peer-reviewed – check it out.