Begin your review of the theoretical and research literature that provides support for your Integrative Project: Chapters I–V. Keep in mind that you will be demonstrating, from a thorough review of the literature, what represents best practices in your area of practice or specialization.
Develop and post an abstracted outline of your literature review for your Integrative Project: Chapters I–V paper. An abstracted outline means that you should present two to three sentences for each subheading explaining the key points to be covered in that subheading. This material should be cited in APA style and the outline should conclude with an APA reference list.
Develop and post an annotated bibliography for your Literature Review using APA style. Your annotated bibliography should include a minimum of 10 peer-reviewed journal articles. Your annotation for each article should include a summary of the article, its application to your project, as well as any particular strengths or weakness of the article.
Discuss whether the article is theoretical or applied in nature. This exercise is to ensure that you are on the correct track with the project. You will transition this material into a traditional literature review format to fit into the final project.
An annotated bibliography is a list of citations from books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited. One example is listed below.
Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51(4), 541–554.
The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of nonfamily living.
When developing your own annotated bibliography, consider the following questions: