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2806 NRS Assignment Trimester 1, 2018
Written Assignment 2: Annotated Bibliography
1500 words
Weighting 30 %
Course Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3
Due Date: 17:00 hrs on Monday 23 April, 2018
Task Rationale
Writing an Annotated Bibliography will help you to find, summarise and organise the relevant research literature to support you in providing evidence based clinical practice. Writing an annotated bibliography will help you think about the relevance and quality of the research on a topic. Does the research meet the requirements of the case study? Is the information from a reliable and academically respected source?
You will be asked to do similar research to this in the workplace when preparing to conduct new research projects or when developing practice guidelines, procedures and protocols.
Task Description
For this task you need to write a 1500 word assignment. In your annotated bibliography you must summarise, evaluate and critique three (3) journal articles relevant to the case study.
There are three (3) parts to this task:
Part 1: Annotated Bibliography (600 words)
Part 2: Justification for your choice of sources (700 words)
Part 3: Recommendations for clinical practice (200 words)
Task Instructions
1. Read the case study which is in the Assessment 2 folder in the L@G site.
2. Now read the sources in the Reference List and select three (3) journal articles that you will use for the annotated bibliography section of your assignment. Select the journal articles that you think relate the most to the clinical condition presented in the case study.
3. (Part 1) Write an annotation for each of the 3 journal articles (200 words each annotation. Total of 600 words). There is a document called 'Examples of Annotations' in the Assessment 2 folder in the L@G site to guide you.
4. Structure your annotated bibliography like this:
• alphabetical order according to the author’s name
• each annotation is a separate paragraph
• each annotation must begin with the formal citation (APA 6th edition)
• population, i.e., describe the sample population
• methodology, i.e. study design, study setting, data collected, data analysed
• findings, i.e., outcomes reported
• conclusions i.e. what has been drawn from the study
5. (Part 2) Next you need to justify your choice of references (3 journal articles) based on their:
• strengths, in relation to the associated case study,
• quality of the research, and
• what they add to clinical practice to manage the condition(s) presented in the case study (700 words). Use contemporary literature to support your discussion.
6. (Part 3) Finally, based on the evidence, you need to make recommendations for clinical practice (200 words). You will refer to the literature to support your recommendations.
Useful Resources:
• This resource from UNSW is also available to guide you - https://student.unsw.edu.au/annotated-bibliography
NB* Tips for Writing your annotated bibliography:
• Presentation and structure of the paper should support a logical flow of arguments. Word limits for assessment items need to be strictly adhered to. The word limit for an assessment item includes in-text citations, tables and quotations. The word limit DOES NOT include the reference list. Please note the marker will cease marking your submitted work once the allocated word limit has been reached.
• You may use headings to structure your annotated bibliography.
• Use academic language throughout, and write in the third person unless otherwise instructed.
• Ensure that you use scholarly literature (digitised readings, research articles, relevant Government reports and text books) are contemporary and haves been published within the last 5 years.
• Refer to the marking criteria when writing your assignment. This helps to ensure you address all criteria and assists you in calculating the weightings of the sections of your assignment.
• Your justification and recommendations should be supported by no fewer than 9 different sources (not including those provided) from scholarly literature.
• Your annotated bibliography must conform to APA 6th edition style for in-text references and the final reference list, and references are to be presented on a separate page. https://sites.google.com/a/griffith.edu.au/griffith-health-writing-and-referencing-guide/apa-referencing-guidelines
Always refer to the Griffith Health writing and referencing guide available on the Learning@Griffith course site to guide your writing.
Formatting and Submission
Please submit as ONE document including (in this order):
1. Assignment Title Page with correct details
2. Your annotated bibliography, appropriately formatted (font, line spacing, margins, page numbers, student number etc).
3. Reference list on a separate sheet and appropriately formatted. This is not included in the word limit.
4. Check and save a copy of your work.
5. Submit your completed annotated bibliography via the appropriate Turnitin submission point on the course site as per the instructions on your Learning@Griffith course site. [See the ‘Assessment’ tab].
Everyday language is predominantly subjective. It is mainly used to express opinions based on personal preference or belief rather than evidence. Written academic English is formal. It avoids colloquialisms and slang, which may be subject to local and social variations. Formal language is more precise and stable, and therefore more suitable for the expression of complex ideas and the development of reasoned argumentation.
2 Scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles are written by scholars or professionals who are experts in their fields, as opposed to literature such as magazine articles, which reflect the tastes of the general public and are often meant as entertainment.

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