Assignment: Literature Review & Annotated Bibliography

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Literature Review

Objective: To identify, analyze, summarize, synthesize, and critically evaluate the ideas and information presented in a segment of a published peered reviewed scholarly research paper through summary, classification, and comparison of prior research studies, other literature reviews, and theoretical articles.

Assignment Goals (purpose): Upon completion of this assignment, students will be able to:

  • Scan literature efficiently using computerized methods to identify a set of potentially useful articles and books and apply principals of analysis to identify those studies, which are unbiased and valid.
  • Create an organized synthesis of the result(s) of the search.
  • In-text citation incorporated within the text using APA format.

Annotated Bibliography

Objective: To create a list of journals, articles, documents, and books followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph.

Assignment Goals (purpose): Upon completion of this assignment, students will be able to:

  • Inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the source cited by describing and critiquing the author’s point of view, clarity and appropriateness of expression, and authority on the research topic