Week 1 Assignment Finding Nemo No Finding Research

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This assignment measures your ability on how to assess the quality of various sources of information, distinguish peer-reviewed sources, and how to evaluate their credibility for use in academic research. This assessment also supports your achievement of Course Learning Outcome 1. 

In this assignment, you will be critically evaluating the quality and credibility of various sources of information. More specifically, you will continue exploring the Ashford University Library to locate both primary and secondary sources of information appropriate for academic research that relate to the topic you identified in this week’s discussion posting.

Instructions
First, you will conduct a scholarly search using the key words “action research”and your chosen topic from Week One Discussion: Topic Selection (such as testing and assessment, educational standards, educational technology, literacy strategies, culturally and linguistically diverse students, safe classroom environments, disability research in general, AD/HD, autism, emotional/behavioral disturbance, intellectual disabilities or learning disabilities, etc.) and the grade level of your current or future professional goal. Your search should be conducted using a scholarly search option, such as Google (Links to an external site.),Bing (Links to an external site.), Yahoo (Links to an external site.), or any other major search engine. For example, “action research and AD/HD and first grade.” Be sure to take the time to inform yourself on sound research sources including use of peer reviews as listed in the recommended and required resources for the week.

· To get you started, view What is a Scholarly Journal Article? (Links to an external site.) Next, you will analyze the first five results that appear from your search in a table format using Microsoft Word.

Then, using the same keywords you used to search the Web, you will conduct a search in the Ashford University Library using one of the academic databases (ERIC, ProQuest, EBSCOhost, and so forth) and create a table such as the one below using Microsoft Word. Finally, you will select two sources from either table that you feel are the best overall based on currency, credibility, authority, and academic integrity and construct a summary. For each article in your tables, use the following format:

  

APA Reference Entry

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year).   Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue   number), pages. http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyyy 

 

Source Type

(e.g., journal article, magazine article, book, and so   forth)

 

Annotation

(e.g., two to three sentences summarizing the contents of   the source)

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