Question Description

here is the assignment instructor. choose the topic from the file attach and choose on of the highlighted topics

To better understand your topic, you will be asked to explore the scholarly literature about your topic. To do so, a minimum of six (6) reliable, academic sources must be used.

**As a note, since the focus here is on peer-reviewed, empirical findings, and reliable statistical information, non-governmental websites, Wikipedia (or any encyclopedia website), any sort of “answers” website, blogs, or popular magazines or news sources will not be considered an “academic source” and will not count towards your grade in this assignment**

Once you have identified your sources, you will prepare an annotated bibliography. In this assignment, you must:

  1. Provide a citation for the source correctly formatted in proper APA (6th edition) format.
  2. Immediately below the citation, summarize the contents of each article in your own words and discuss how it will help you understand your chosen topic. Each summary should be between one to three paragraphs. No direct quotations are permitted in this assignment.

Your annotated bibliography must be 6 doubled-spaced pages in length, not including the title page and reference page. You should use Times New Roman, 12-point font. You must use APA 6th Edition style. Please see the rubric posted on CANVAS.

Furthermore, annotated bibliographies are not just lists of sources. Instead, they are critical appraisals of the articles/books you have selected. See these links for more explanation of what annotated bibliographies are:

http://lib.calpoly.edu/research/guides/bibliograph…

http://olinuris.library.cornell.edu/ref/research/s…

It isn’t enough to provide an abstract (a summary) of an article. Instead, you must read the article/book and provide critical evaluation/assessment of what you have read. You will also wish to attempt to make linkages between materials that you read. Some material may agree/disagree/evaluate the same questions differently, etc. You will want to tease out relationships between your materials in the annotated bibliography. This will assist you immensely when you go to write the literature review. Below is the format for your bibliography entries. You will be graded on your format and your ability to outline the key points of your materials in a clear, concise, and critical way. The sources you use for the annotated bibliography MUST be peer-reviewed publications or governmental reports. Remember, the purpose of an annotated bibliography is to distill only the most important facts and information from the source you are citing.

Here’s an example of how you should construct your annotated bibliography:

Addington, L. A., & Perumean-Chaney, S. E. (2014). Fatal and Non-Fatal Intimate Partner

Violence: What Separates the Men From the Women for Victimizations Reported to Police?

Homicide Studies, 18 (2), 196-220.

This article discusses and compares the characteristics that predict female and male intimate partner violence (IPV). To examine this, the authors used data from the 2008 National Incident-Based Reporting System. The authors limited their examination of IPV to aggravated assaults and murders. There were a total of 267 intimate partner murders and 28,534 intimate partner aggravated assaults for 2008. Regarding the victim characteristics, the measures the authors examined included sex, age, and race. The victim’s sex was coded into a dummy variable. Race was also coded into a dummy variable, but it was included as White and non-White because of the small number of minority victims who were not African American. Age was coded into a continuous variable. Regarding the offender characteristics, the measures the authors examined included age and race. However, sex was not included because the cases were restricted to heterosexual relationships. Age and race were coded the same as the victim characteristics described above. By employing logistic regression, the authors’ main findings were that male aggravated assault victims are less likely to be younger and White than female victims, and male victims are more likely to be assaulted by female offenders who were White and older. Furthermore, female murder victims were more likely to be White compared to male victims.