This assignment will be one of several throughout your PhD program that we use to help you prepare for the dissertation process. This is the first in a series of assignments to prepare you for an academic journal quality article related to your dissertation topic. This class will prepare you for submitting an article to the International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS)
One of the core competencies necessary to succeed in a doctoral program is the ability to identify another research that pertains to your own. This means you’ll have to identify similar research, read the papers, and assimilate prior work into your own research. An annotated bibliography helps you develop and hone these research skills.
This assignment is worth 10% of your grade. Your paper will be an annotated bibliography, specifically focusing on the “Depth” topic in the context of your dissertation topic.
Your paper must be in correct APA format, use correct grammar, and will need to include at least seven (15) resources, ALL of which must:
1) Be current. Published within the last few years.
2) Be peer-reviewed.
3) Relate directly to an in-depth context of a topic related to your dissertation topic.
Your submission should include an APA title page, an abstract of your dissertation, and each of your resources with annotations. Remember that an annotation is not the same as an abstract. Abstracts are descriptive.
Your annotations are to be evaluative and critical. Give me enough information for me to decide if I’m interested enough to read the paper, and also how you perceive the paper. Don’t go skimpy on these annotations, but DO NOT write too much here. Quality is far more important that quantity. This exercise is for each of you to demonstrate that you can identify, categorise, and digest multiple research papers.
After this assignment, you will be narrowing down a topic and outline for your journal article, which can be no more than 10 pages including references.
Every resource you choose must be peer reviewed. That means the paper must have undergone a formal peer review before being published in a journal or presented at a conference. You must ensure that your resources have undergone rigorous reviews. In most cases, you can find out the review process for a conference or journal by visiting the appropriate web site. Do not simply assume that a resource is peer reviewed – check it out.
Here are a few URLs with additional information: (I strongly suggest that you look at these. Really.)
http://libguides.enc.edu/writing_basics/annotatedbib/apa <<<< Check out the “Rules! rules! rules!” section