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SOC 490 Week 2 Annotated Bibliography
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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
The annotated bibliography should include a paragraph for each source
that contains the following information:
a. Name of the article, including the complete bibliographic citation,
using APA format.
b. Summary/abstract of the article – annotation (sometimes it is helpful
to ask yourself the following questions in synthesizing the information):
§ Who? (author)
§ What was done? (e.g., an experimental study investigating the
interaction of short term memory and attention)
§ How? (was it done)
c. What were the findings? (identify the major ones)
d. 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
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.
b. Identify at least ten (10) academic sources, six (6) of which should
come from the Online Library.
§ IMPORTANT NOTE: Remember that your Capstone Project includes
setting up a potential statistical research analysis of the population in
question. With this in mind, at least four (4) of the ten articles that you
outline should include some form of statistical analysis and testing of
hypotheses based on those statistical findings. This will aid you in the
way that you set up your model research in your Capstone Project as
well as provide you with examples of how to utilize these statistical
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