Annotated Bibliography DUE IN 3 DAYS
This week, you will produce an introductory
paragraph with your thesis statement and an annotated bibliography for the
Final Research Paper.
Generating a thesis statement is perhaps the most important part of the
research paper process. It is essential for you to craft a strong, defendable
thesis statement upon which you will base further research. Include your thesis
statement within an introductory paragraph.
The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to assist you in developing
research analysis skills including critical thinking, writing, and literature
research skills. The annotated bibliography should include the following
information for each source:
- Name of the article, including the complete
bibliographic citation, using APA format.
- Summary/abstract of the article – annotation (sometimes
it is helpful to ask yourself the following questions in synthesizing the
- Who? (author)
- What was done? (e.g., an experimental study
investigating the interaction of short term memory and attention)
- How? (was it done)
- What were the findings? (identify the major ones)
- Contributions? (new findings, applications, etc.)
Review the complete instructions for the Final
Research Paper in Week Five of your online course or in the “Components of
Course Evaluation” section of this guide. To conduct accurate research for the
annotated bibliography, consider the following:
- 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.
- Identify at least three academic
- In these journals,
the research and information is either reviewed by an editorial team (such
as for the Academy of Management Review) or a group of peers
The paper must be four pages in length and formatted according to APA style.
You must use at least three scholarly resources other than the textbook to
support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the
Final Research Paper DUE IN ONE WEEK
The Final Research Paper is a research study
addressing a country mentioned in the course. The Final Research Paper
provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate the understanding of how
cultures and politics affect one another, and ultimately affect social change.
Within the Final Research Paper, address the
- Select a chosen culture within the developing or
developed worlds listed below; or alternatively obtain your instructor’s
permission to analyze a culture not listed.
- Describe the culture’s political system.
- Identify a problem within the selected nation’s
- Determine how the political system and the culture
affect solutions as well as and the development of policies regarding the
nations to be examined:
- South Africa
paper must be eight to ten pages in length (excluding the title and reference
pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least five
scholarly resources, at least three of which can be found in the Ashford Online
Library, to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and
on the reference page
Writing the Final Research Paper
The Final Research Paper:
- Must be eight to ten double-spaced pages in lengthMust
include a title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a
succinct thesis statement.
- Must address the topic of the paper with critical
- Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
- Must use at least three scholarly resourcesMust
document all sources in APA style
- Must include a separate reference page