Discussion: Annotated Bibliography Case-Study

Discussion: Annotated Bibliography Case-Study

Discussion: Annotated Bibliography Case-Study


Hi, this is the initial question for the paper I wrote and submitted which the instructor rejected :

Quantitative Annotated Bibliography
In this week’s discussion question you were asked to consider a potential problem (appropriate to your role option) that you would like to investigate through nursing research. For this assignment you will review current research from South’s Online Library and provide a critical evaluation on that research through an annotated bibliography. An annotated bibliography is a brief summary and analysis of the journal article reviewed. For more information on annotated bibliographies please visit Purdue’s OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab

A total of two annotated bibliographies are to be submitted (not to exceed one page each). The articles must come from nursing scholarly literature and may not be older than 5 years since publication. Please note that the articles must be research based and reflect a quantitative methodology (review our reading assignments). Web pages, magazines, textbooks, and other books are not acceptable.

Each annotation must address the following critical elements:

Explanation of the main purpose and scope of the cited work
Brief description of the research conducted
Value and significance of the work (e.g., study’s findings, scope of the research project) as a contribution to the subject under consideration
Possible shortcomings or bias in the work
Conclusions or observations reached by the author
Summary as to why this research lends evidence to support the potential problem identified specific to your role
Then the instructor replied this :

Individual FeedbackHi,

Your paper is not acceptable. Review the announcement about the annotated bibliographies. You need to use headings to organize your paper.

Now below is the instruction for the annotated bibliography:

Instructions for Annotated Bibliographies
Nov 9, 2017 12:00 AM
Hello Class

For the annotated bibliographies, you need to use each “critical element” as a heading to organize your paper.
Also, note in the instructions that each annotated bibliography can only be one page.

Below please find headings you should use with a brief explanation about the content that should go with each heading (critical element).

The purpose of asking you to use the critical elements as headings is to ensure you don’t miss any part of the annotated bibliography..

Each heading below is in bold print. Each heading should be centered on your page.

The content under each heading (critical element) does not have to be long. Be succinct. And, avoid words like “this, that, these those, in order to). If you don’t need the word in the sentence, don’t use it.

Remember, this week you are to search for quantitative studies.

Please let me know if you have questions.

Dr Diana

Reference citation at the top of the page in APA format

Main Purpose and Scope

Briefly state the problem and purpose of the study (in a sentence)

Description of Research

Briefly tell me (in a couple sentences) how the research was conducted. Was it a survey? Was it data mining? How did the researchers gather the information? How many participants. Where was it conducted.

Value and Significance

How is this research significant to the problem? (in a sentence or two)

Shortcomings or Bias

Did you note any bias?

Conclusions and Summary

What was the outcome of the study? (In a sentence or two)

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes. Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages. Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor. The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.