Annotated Bibliography Assignment

Assessment item 3



Annotated Bibliography


Value: 25%

Due date: 16-Sep-2016

Return date: 13-Oct-2016


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TASK 1: Annotated Bibliography (20%)

1. Write an Annotated Bibliography for your Capstone Topic following a set structure. The Annotated Bibliography is a critical examination of the most relevant, recent and scholarly research on the topic area that is not just a summary of the articles you have read..
2. Use the latest online search tools ( CSU PRIMO, Google Scholar, Online databases) and efficient bibliographic organisers - CSU supports the use of EndNote. (available on iPad). EndNote is a bibliographic citation program, allowing references and footnotes to be translated into a variety of standard formats.
3. As a CSU student you can download and install EndNote X7 for Windows or Mac OS platforms https://online.csu.edu.au/division/dit/software/core.html
4. For Group Work OPTION teams only: Assessment Item 3 Annotated Bibliography is done INDIVIDUALLY by ALL students.
5. Ensure that the AB submitted by you is your own work and has not been submitted elsewhere and comply with the University's requirements for academic integrity.
6. You can get help in Building and Writing an Annotated Bibliography from Topic 3 in the ITC571 Interact2 site sidebar menu and other study advices and tips from:
a. Study Resources (PDF files to download): http://student.csu.edu.au/study/resources
b. APA style Referencing from http://student.csu.edu.au/study/referencing-at-csu.
c. The CSU Library website for LibGuides in Information Technology, Computing and Mathematics at http://libguides.csu.edu.au/cat.php?cid=66969
d. EndNote Bibliographic software and tutorials LibGuide at http://libguides.csu.edu.au/endnote
7. Review the emerging technology (use internet for journals, conference papers, magazines, news articles, online databases, eBooks) and submit a 12 article Annotated Bibliography on your topic.
8. A good place to start a collection of articles in your review of the literature is via the PRIMO search tool located on the CSU Library website at http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library As an example, the Capstone Topic PRIMO search on a topic like " near field communication applications" returned the following list of very recent journals, books, conference proceedings and eBooks related to the Topic:

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Library Resources

Information Technology Journal Databases:
http://www.csu.edu.au/division/library/find-info/databases/subject/infotech
Information Technology & Computing LibGuides : http://libguides.csu.edu.au/itc

The following questions may be useful while reviewing the topic:

1. What is the new technology?
2. What does it do and what are the special features it has?
3. When is it coming out in the market and how much will it cost?
4. What industry will the new technology affect? (Medical, agricultural, computer, business etc….).
5. In your opinion, will the new technology be beneficial to society? Why or why not.
6. What did you learn from a critical analysis of your sources of information on this new technology?

TASK 2: Originality Report and Questions (5%)

Turnitin is more than a ‘gotcha’ device – it is an effective learning tool:

Because the sophisticated use of sources involves a complex set of research, critical thinking, and writing skills, you should expect to take several years to master them. Turnitin can be a helpful tool in this developmental process. You should use your originality reports as feedback on a first draft so that
you can improve your use of sources before submitting the final draft for marking.

Interpreting the Turnitin Originality Report:

After you submit your draft to Turnitin for self-checking, you should look carefully at the Originality Report so that you can improve on your use of sources. Your essay will be on the left side of the screen, and the matching colour-coded sources will be listed on the right. Then you can make the necessary changes to your essay before you submit the final draft for marking. You need to register with Turnitin to create a Student Account under the CSU Turnitin Licence at
http://www.turnitin.com/login_page.asp

Further information on how to use Turnitin can be found through the following link:
http://student.csu.edu.au/study/plagiarism/checking

1. Generate an originality report and submit this report via EASTS
2. CSU recommends Turnitin at turnitin.com (http://turnitin.com/) for checking originality of content is assessment tasks as described in the Subject Outline and in the Assessment Task where it is required.
3. For this subject if you or your organisation use another similar tool then that is fine to use, but seek approve for it first.
4. One approved alternative to Turnitin is the SEO Tools Plagiarism Checker at http://smallseotools.com/plagiarism-checker/. This is used by several institutions, academics and research students as an alternative to Turnitin.com.
5. Answer the following questions to interpret the originality report. The questions can be found through the following link:http://www.academicinternational.org/teaching/turnitin.pdf
6. Submit your question answers via EASTS.




Rationale



The rationale of this assessment is to test your ability to review, evaluate, critique and support others opinions as well as existing literature, using a scholarly writing style. You will also demonstrate your ability to carry out independently research and locate information from various sources such as journals, conference proceedings, online databases, eBooks and industry magazines.

The Learning Outcomes being assessed in this second task include your ability to perform literature searches and critically analyse the literature in the chosen topic and then to critically reflect on and synthesize complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the chosen topic. As the Literature

Review develops, so will also be demonstrating your advanced communication and academic writing skills in transmitting your capstone experiences and ideas to others.

What does a well constructed annotated bibliography contain?

That is a research topic on its own, however I recommend the list of SIX structural elements below:

1. Interpretation and evaluation of an overview of recent trends in emerging technologies and innovation;
2. Evidence of literature searches and critical analysis of the literature in the chosen capstone topic;
3. Critical reflection and synthesis of complex information, problems, concepts and theories in the chosen topic;
4. Original opinion on the benefits of your capstone project to others;
5. Reflective comments on what was learnt from an article;
6. Use of correct citations and referencing conforming to recognised referencing format: APA style

Task 2 is designed for you to learn the functions of the Turnitin software.



Marking criteria



Annotated Bibliograpy

Task 1: Information and Research Tools and Techniques (20%)
Contains 12 articles on the chosen topic, recognition of research methods used in the articles and synthesis of data, findings and ideas)



























Criteria

HD => 85%

DI 75-84%

CR 65-74%

PS 50-64%

Perform a twelve (12) articles search and extractions of information needed to produce a consistent 12 article, annotated bibliography with full bibliographic details of the source – systematically organised as an APA style reference list in alphabetical order, by the author’s surname.

10.00%

Document cites the number of sources outlined. Information is located, evaluated and managed from multiple, research-based sources using “best practice” online resources. Evidence of digital literacy and critical analysis of the literature in the chosen capstone topic is apparent;

8.50 to 10.00%

Document is one source under the required number of sources.

Information is located, evaluated and managed from multiple sources using online resources. Evidence of some digital literacy critical analysis of the literature in the chosen capstone topic is provided;

7.50 to 8.49%

Document is two to three sources under the required number of sources. Information is located, evaluated and managed from a limited number of sources and online services. Limited evidence of digital literacy or critical analysis of the literature in the chosen capstone topic is provided;

6.50 to 7.49%

Document is four to five sources under the required number of sources. Information is gathered from a very small number of sources or relies heavily upon a single source of information. No critical analysis of the literature in the chosen capstone topic;

5.00 to 6.49%

Theme, writing style (e.g. third person voice) and logical flow arguments and issues in the annotation paragraphs demonstrate familiarity with the sources and a synthesis of ideas available in your topic.

10.00%
Well organized and demonstrates logical sequencing and structure of arguments. Writing style is narrative and demonstrates active voice, clarity and synthesis of ideas.
8.50 to 10.00%

Well organized and demonstrates quite logical sequencing or structure of arguments. Writing style is loosely narrative and demonstrates active voice, clarity and synthesis of ideas.

7.50 to 8.49%

Well organized, but demonstrates illogical sequencing or lack of arguments in places. Writing style demonstrates a mix active/passive voice and some synthesis of ideas.

6.50 to 7.49%
Organization, sequencing, or structure of the arguments needs refinement. Writing style demonstrates is mixed voice, lack of clarity due to omission or a limited synthesis of ideas.
5.00 to 6.49%
Critically analyze and synthesize the information to construct and communicate emergent knowledge by making critical and evaluative comments on the source that focus on the relative strengths and weaknesses of the work, its argument, theory, methodology, contribution to the field and its overall significance to the topic.10.00%
All facts and information presented was accurate & opinions informative. Identifies strengths and weaknesses in own thinking: recognizes personal assumptions, values and perspectives, compares to others’, and evaluates them in the context of alternate points of view.

8.50 to 10.00%

Most facts and information presented was accurate & opinions informative. Identifies strengths and weaknesses in own thinking: recognizes personal assumptions, values and perspectives, compares to others’, with some comparisons of alternate points of view.

7.50 to 8.49%

Some facts and information presented was accurate & some opinions were useful to consider. Identifies some personal assumptions, values, and perspectives;
recognizes some assumptions, values and perspectives of others; shallow comparisons of alternate points of view.

6.50 to 7.49%

Few facts and information presented was accurate & very little or no opinions were expressed. Identifies some personal assumptions, values, and perspectives;
does not consider alternate points of view.

5.00 to 6.49%

Quality, reliability and variety of sources (journals, databases eBooks etc.) and writing fluency of the annotations; APA style and documentation; Effective use of online tools and techniques

10.00%

Excellent variety of sources; cites more than four types of sources. Annotation paragraphs with bibliographic detailsand the correct APA citation format.

Highly systematic use of tools and techniques (SAGE, EndNote etc.) is evident.
8.50 to 10.00%

Good variety of sources; cites four types of sources. Annotation paragraphs with bibliographic detailsand the correct APA citation format.

Systematic use of tools and techniques (SAGE, EndNote etc.) is evident.
7.50 to 8.49%
Poor variety of sources; cites two types of sources. Adequate variety of sources; cites three types of sources. Annotation paragraphs with most bibliographic detailsand most entries are in correct APA citation format. Better systematic use of tools and techniques (SAGE, EndNote etc.) could be considered.
6.50 to 7.49%

Poor variety of sources; Annotation paragraphs with some bibliographic detailsmissing.

Lacking the systematic use of tools and techniques (SAGE, EndNote etc.) and APA citation formats are incorrect or need refinement.
5.00 to 6.49%

Task 2: Turnitin original report (5 %)
Submission via EASTS. (2 marks)
Q&A section (3 marks)



Presentation



The Annotated Bibliography should be presented as a PDF file that includes:

A copy of the 12-article annotated bibliography that contains:

a. Correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
b. Citations for all of your sources in correct APA style bibliographic format
c. Annotations (100-150 words) with both description and critical evaluations of each source AND a short explanation of how the resource was located as well as the search used to retrieve relevant materials.
d. Sources in alphabetical order according to author last name.

Turnitin Originality Report should be presented as a PDF file that includes:
1. Summary of the originality Report from Turnitin or SEO Tools Plagiarism Checker
2. Answers questions to interpret the originality report. The questions can be found through the following link:http://www.academicinternational.org/teaching/turnitin.pdf

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