Theory Annotated Bibliography (100 points) with a P
For this assignment, you are to identify peer-reviewed articles from the literature that exemplifies the model or theoretical framework assigned to you.
Part 1: you and your partner will each identify 4 peer reviewed articles from the literature (2008 or later). I should receive 8 different articles from you and your partner (consult each other before submitting). Articles DUE individually on Moodle 9/15
For each of your 4 articles you will write an article review identifying: the theory/model used, how it was used, results of the study, limitations of the study, and your opinion (based on critical thinking) on whether the theory was appropriately used for solving the problem. Each should be 4-8 sentences. Be concise, but thorough. Bibliography DUE 9/29
Examples of models and theories:
Intrapersonal theories (identify one)
Planning models (identify one)
Part 3: Present the information found in your articles as a team to the class, outlining the theory used, in a short and concise manner. This means you should have a good working knowledge of the theory to be able to explain the theory to classmates. You then explain how the theory was used differently/similarly in the articles. PPT DUE by NOON 10/7; Presentations 10/8, 10/13
"Peer-reviewed" means these research articles were submitted to an academic or scholarly journal with an internal review process where independent examiners are given blind copies of articles to check for things including (but not limited to): accuracy, bias and bias-reduction efforts, methods and methodology, and data collection and analysis. For more information on what peer-review is and why it matters, check out our guide on academic research.
The databases listed here are your best-bets for finding scholarly research in the health sciences; however, these are only a few of our many resources! You can find a more complete list of available health sciences databases here.
What is a citation? What do they do and why do they matter? What is the difference between all of these different citation styles? These are essential questions in not just the health sciences but all academic research!
This is just the beginning though! Citations are a wide-reaching, nuanced topic, and properly using and formatting them presents even more challenges. Luckily, Belk Library has you covered: our citations guide can help you navigate the process, and if you need more help, you can always Ask a Librarian
Google Scholar is an easy way to search for scholarly literature. Search results include articles from Belk Library databases, Google Books, Open Educational Resources and more.
First set your preferences to Elon University before you begin using Google Scholar so you can access the articles when you're away from campus:
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