identify a research topic, examine relevant scholarly articles, write an annota

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Note: Often in research, the words source and resource can be used interchangeably based on a person’s perspective. For the purpose of this task, source refers to the individual article, or dissertation that you are using. Resource refers to where you find that source (e.g., WGU Library, Google Scholar, book).


A.  Identify an education-related research topic of interest to you (i.e., the broad subject matter area to be investigated).

B.  Describe the process you use to search the literature for multiple abstracts relevant to your research topic by doing the following:

1.  Identify at least 7 keywords (or precise strings of words) used for your initial information search.

2.  Identify at least 2 resources you searched.

3.  Identify at least 2 additional keywords (or precise strings of words) used to retrieve additional information after your initial search.

4.  Identify the keywords (or precise strings of words) that yielded the most useful searches (i.e., that retrieved the articles most relevant to the research topic).

C.  Develop an annotated bibliography with 10 relevant scholarly articles, 5 of which are empirical research scholarly articles (i.e., articles where data were collected, analyzed, and results were reported).

Note: You might need to read a large number of abstracts (approximately 20–40) to find the 10 that are most interesting and relevant to your research topic.

1.  Include an annotation (suggested length of 1 paragraph to ½ page per annotation) for each of the 10 scholarly articles that includes the following:

a.  complete citation in APA style

b. a brief summary of the article

c. identification of the type of article, including the research approach used if it is an empirical article

d. a brief description of the findings

e. a critique of the strengths and weaknesses of the article.

D.  Create a research problem (i.e., the educational issue or problem within the broader topic area).

1.  Discuss how this research problem relates to your professional setting or field of interest.

2.  Discuss how searching the literature and developing an annotated bibliography can help you identify a research problem within a broader topic area.

E.  Include all in-text citations and references in APA format.

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Mexicans in Contemporary America










Book; Chicano in contemporary Los

Journal article; racial identity and ethnic


treatment of Mexican Americans.




Annotated Bibliography

Gonzalez-Barrera, A. (2015). More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.. Pew Research
Center's Hispanic Trends Project. Retrieved 10 January 2017, from
A family is a crucial element in Mexico. That is why this article specializes in dealing
with the disparity that has been only recently noticed, where Mexicans are leaving for
their homes at a faster rate than more are coming to America (Gonzalez-Barrera, 2015).
The research is based on data from particular surveys in demographics. Nonetheless, it is
a bit hard for the research to remain objective, considering that most of the immigrants
remain unaccounted for, hence the actual figures are unknown.
Gonzalez-Barrera, A. & Lopez, M. (2013). A Demographic Portrait of Mexican-Origin
Hispanics in the United States. Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project. Retrieved
10 January 2017, from



Gonzalez-Barrera and Lopez attempt to determine the influence the Mexican populations
have in America. The article contains empirical data by year, of the number of
immigrants from the south. Besides, the article is keen to show how immigration is no
longer the key driver of the growth of Mexican populations. Presently, there are more
births than newcomers, thereby driving the population from within (Gonzalez-Barrera &
Lopez, 2013). Also, the article mentions the Mexicans have shaped the essence of illegal
immigration, and their overall contribution to the matter.
Preston, J. (2015). The Truth About Mexican-Americans. The New York Review of Books.
Retrieved 10 January 2017, from
Immigration has topped American news, especially with the election of Donald Trump
for the post of president. There have been heated issues regarding the outrageous
labelling of Mexicans as low lives, often leaning towards the notion of racism. Preston
(2015) provides data to dismiss these bigoted claims by some Americans that the
presence of the Mexicans is somewhat detrimental to the welfare of Americans. The
author draws on data about the economic contributions of the Mexican people to th...

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