Obj. III/EP 2.1.3 PB: Distinguish, appraise, and integrate multiple sources of knowledge, including research-based knowledge and practice wisdom.
This assignment consists of locating three (3) research articles and summarizing the findings of the studies in a specified format. By reviewing three studies, you are learning how to distinguish, appraise, and integrate multiple sources of research based knowledge and practice wisdom in your practice (PB 11) and use research evidence to inform your practice (PB 22). The research articles must contain a specific research question asked or hypothesis tested using empirical methods. The analytical methods used to test the hypothesis or answer the research question can either be quantitative or qualitative. The articles must be germane to social work practice and can focus on such diverse topics as homelessness, HIV/AIDS, chemical dependency, sexuality, domestic violence and racial/cultural issues. The format for the annotated bibliography is as follows:
The citation for each article must be at the beginning of the page for that specific journal article. Therefore, there should be one (1) citation for each journal article. The citation should follow the format in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) most recent edition. After the citation, there should be a summary of the findings from that particular research study. The summary should include the demographic characteristics of the research participants such as age, race, gender, educational level, income and any other demographic characteristics that were pertinent to the study. If appropriate, incorporate a study conducted on an international population (global UP). The summary should also include findings that were relevant to the research question or hypothesis. These should include any statistical analyses in a quantitative research study and narrative descriptions of the findings in a qualitative research study. The summary should also include the conclusions the researcher drew from the study.
Finally, the annotated bibliography should include your critical evaluation of the research study’s methodology. Clearly state the strengths and limitations of the studies’ methodologies.
You should be especially mindful of whether or not the study seems to contain outstanding biases, incorporated ethical safeguards (PB 8) and principled decisions (PB 10) and your feelings about the utility (usefulness) of the study in advancing social work policy and practice..
Document should contain a cover page and be free of spelling and grammatical errors.
The page length for the annotated bibliography should be no more than one (1) page per article.
The citation should follow APA style and the summary of the findings and your evaluation
should be single-spaced.