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HOSM 410

Resources for Class Presentation

A. "Developing a Research or Guiding Question" (by Arizona State University): This video will help you understand the difference between a topic and a research question. It will also help you develop good research questions.

B. "Generating and Using Keywords" (by Arizona State University): This video explains how to determine keywords/concepts. It also explains the importance of finding synonyms or related concepts.

Information Needed for Annotated Bibliography

  1. A brief summary of the article


     
  2. Why is this a good article for your research question/thesis statement


     
  3. Does this article provide similar ideas as the other article(s) you have found? If so, does the information agree or disagree with the other article(s)? Explain:

Analyzing the Article

  • Article information (or save the citation information from the library citation tools)
     
    •  Title:
       
    • Source (The name of the journal):
       
    • Publication dates, volume, page numbers:
       
  • Who/What/When/Why/How? Answer the following questions: (this will be useful information for an annotated bibliography)
     
    • Who wrote the article? What does the article tell about their background (Where they work, where they went to school, what they study?)
       
    • What is the article about? What does the abstract and/or article tell you about what the author(s) wanted to prove, or inform readers about?
       
    • When was the article written? Is the information recent, or dated? (Keep in mind that you want current research for your paper-published in the last 5 years.)
       
    • Why did the author publish the article? Who did they write it for? Who is reading it? (Is it for scientists? Sociologists? Psychologists? Or is it entertainment? Information? Ect…)
       
    • How is the article written? Are there a lot of tables or graphs? Pay attention to how the author(s) cite their sources in the body of the article and list references at the end of the article.
       
    • Does this article provide similar ideas as the other article(s) you have found? If so, does the information agree or disagree with the other article(s)? Explain: