Task 2: Research Paper - Annotated Bibliography

Task 2: Research Paper - Annotated Bibliography

Task 2: Research Paper - Annotated Bibliography

The annotated bibliography is the second building block for the research paper. You must have a clear argument before beginning this assignment.

To complete the annotated bibliography, first collect 20 documents that are directly relevant to your paper’s argument. Your documents must include at least three references from the course readings. You must also include at least one story, report, news release, or other document drawn from the website or outreach office of the social movement(s) being studied; or in the absence of such documents, include a report or analysis in which the social movement participants are interviewed or quoted, speaking “for themselves.”

Include a variety of types of sources: newspapers, scholarly journals articles, reports from business press, governments or large national or international organizations (e.g., the World Bank, the United Nations, the World Trade Organization) and other. Finally, your sources must include at least two counter-examples, or documents in which authors question, are critical of, or present a different view from the one you argue in your essay.

Once the documents are collected, write the Annotated Bibliography. Instead of listing these references in alphabetical order like an ordinary bibliography, organize the listing of the documents according to topics, or chronology of events. That is, organize the documents into groups (e.g., theoretical insights, historical background, details of a particular movement, counter-examples) and list them under sub-headings.

Begin the Annotated Bibliography with a paragraph that restates the argument of your research paper. Then proceed to list each source from your dossier and write a paragraph after each source in the list. Each paragraph should

restate the central argument of the article, chapter, or other document.

address how the author supports or counters the argument in your research paper.

identify theoretical concepts, methodological tools, or other aspects of the analysis.

identify the substantive issues or events analyzed, such as the social movement’s history, organization, social relations, demands, claims, tactics, or activities.
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