This assignment will aide you in strategically conducting a literature search a CRAAP Test and writing an annotated bibliography.

literature search a CRAAP Test and writing an annotated bibliography

These steps will aide you in writing and organizing your literature research paper.

A literature search strategy is an organized method to help you find articles applicable to your PICOT question.  The organization of key terms used to search a database will help you to retrieve accurate results.  Begin your search broadly, looking for as many articles as you can, then begin to narrow your search down.  Your final literature research paper should have ten (10) or more scholarly articles utilized and referenced throughout your paper.

Primary resources contain first-hand information, meaning that you are reading the author’s own account on a specific topic or event that s/he participated in. Examples of primary resources include scholarly research articles, books, and diaries. Primary sources such as research articles often do not explain terminology and theoretical principles in detail.

Secondary sources describe, summarize, or discuss information or details originally presented in another source; meaning the author, in most cases, did not participate in the event. This type of source is written for a broad audience and will include definitions of discipline specific terms, history relating to the topic, significant theories and principles, and summaries of major studies/events as related to the topic. Use secondary sources to obtain an overview of a topic and/or identify primary resources.

The CRAAP Test is a method to evaluate the Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, and Purpose of the literature you find to address your PICOT.  Please conduct the CRAAP Test on three (3) of the articles retrieved during the literature search.

A descriptive  Annotated Bibliography is a summary of a source you may be using in your research.  Usually 150 words  are used to describe why the source is useful for researching a particular topic or question, its distinctive features. In addition, it describes the author’s main arguments and conclusions without evaluating what the author says or concludes.  Please include at least five (5) additional articles in your Annotated Bibliography.  The references should be alphabetical and APA 7th edition formatted.

Please use the template provided for your submission:

For your initial search you can use a variety of sources both primary and secondary, which can include the internet (Google scholar, MEDNAR as well as other databases-CINAHL, PubMed, etc).  This is the first step to your research process and is a broad search. 

Identify all search terms used with (AND, OR, NOT) and truncation (wildcard characters like *) used in your search           
Identify all Databases searchedAll relevant databases for the topic area such as: CINAHL, Medline, Proquest Central
Identify the years used in your searchThis depends on the amount of ongoing research published in journals. E.g. 2001-2011
Identify the languageE.g. English
Identify the type of studies foundE.g. qualitative or quantitative studies
How many articles did you find in your first search?  
 Now narrow your search process down by searching primary sources only (peer-reviewed) and the following:
Identify the inclusion criteria you used and state why did you included it?       
Identify the exclusion criteria you used and state why you ruled it out?         
How many primary articles did you find?  

Conduct the CRAAP Test for Source 1. Provide an APA formatted reference of the source:

CRITERIA    Respond to the questions below, and rank the CRITERIA  0-5 (0=unacceptable; 5=excellent)
Currency:  Timeliness of the resource What is the publication date? Is the information current or out of date for your PICOT question? If there are links in the article, are they functional?   
Relevance:  The importance of the information for your research question Does this information address your I-intervention or C-comparison in your PICOT question? To what extent does this resource expand your understanding of your I or C OR help you find a new aspect to explore? Who is the intended audience? Have you looked at a variety of resources before choosing this one?   
Authority:  Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authorized the information Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source? What makes the person or group qualified to publish this information? What are the author’s credentials or organization affiliation? Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address?   
Accuracy:  The reliability, truthfulness, objectiveness, and correctness of the content Is the information supported by evidence/facts? Can you verify any of the information in another information sources? Does the language and tone of the information seem unbiased, objective and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional or personal biases? Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Is the information from a peer reviewed journal?   
Purpose:  The reason the information exists Does the author make their intentions or purpose for the information clear? What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, or persuade? Is the information primarily facts or opinions?    
Grand total (25-20=excellent source, 19-15=good source, <14=borderline acceptable) 

Conduct the CRAAP Test for Source 2. Provide an APA formatted reference of the source:

CRITERIA    Respond to the questions below, and rank the CRITERIA  0-5 (0=unacceptable; 5=excellent)
Currency:  Timeliness of the resource What is the publication date? Is the information current or out of date for your PICOT question? If there are links in the article, are they functional?   
Relevance:  The importance of the information for your research question Does this information address your I-intervention or C-comparison in your PICOT question? To what extent does this resource expand your understanding of your I or C OR help you find a new aspect to explore? Who is the intended audience? Have you looked at a variety of resources before choosing this one?   
Authority:  Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authorized the information Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source? What makes the person or group qualified to publish this information? What are the author’s credentials or organization affiliation? Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address?   
Accuracy:  The reliability, truthfulness, objectiveness, and correctness of the content Is the information supported by evidence/facts? Can you verify any of the information in another information sources? Does the language and tone of the information seem unbiased, objective and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional or personal biases? Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Is the information from a peer reviewed journal?   
Purpose:  The reason the information exists Does the author make their intentions or purpose for the information clear? What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, or persuade? Is the information primarily facts or opinions?    
Grand total (25-20=excellent source, 19-15=good source, <14=borderline acceptable) 

Conduct the CRAAP Test for Source 3. Provide an APA formatted reference of the source:

CRITERIA    Respond to the questions below, and rank the CRITERIA  0-5 (0=unacceptable; 5=excellent)
Currency:  Timeliness of the resource What is the publication date? Is the information current or out of date for your PICOT question? If there are links in the article, are they functional?   
Relevance:  The importance of the information for your research question Does this information address your I-intervention or C-comparison in your PICOT question? To what extent does this resource expand your understanding of your I or C OR help you find a new aspect to explore? Who is the intended audience? Have you looked at a variety of resources before choosing this one?   
Authority:  Credibility and expertise of the person or group that authorized the information Who is the author/publisher/source/sponsor of this information source? What makes the person or group qualified to publish this information? What are the author’s credentials or organization affiliation? Is there contact information for the author, such as a publisher, email address?   
Accuracy:  The reliability, truthfulness, objectiveness, and correctness of the content Is the information supported by evidence/facts? Can you verify any of the information in another information sources? Does the language and tone of the information seem unbiased, objective and free of emotion or personal opinions?  Are there any political, ideological, cultural, religious, institutional or personal biases? Are there spelling, grammar, or typographical errors? Is the information from a peer reviewed journal?   
Purpose:  The reason the information exists Does the author make their intentions or purpose for the information clear? What is the purpose of the information: to inform, teach, sell, or persuade? Is the information primarily facts or opinions?    
Grand total (25-20=excellent source, 19-15=good source, <14=borderline acceptable) 

Provide an Annotated Bibliography

for five (5) additional resources found in your literature search.

Rubric

Lit Search, CRAAP Test, Annotated Bib rubric

Lit Search, CRAAP Test, Annotated Bib rubric
CriteriaRatingsPts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeSearch Strategy20.0 pts Proficient Search strategy is detailed, identifying all search terms, creating a clear picture of the search pathway. If the information provided is followed by another researcher, the results would be similar. 10.0 pts Incomplete Search strategy lacks detail, and does not create a clear picture of the search pathway.20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCRAAP Test on article 110.0 pts Proficient All questions/items in the CRAAP Test are answered. Potential concerns are identified. Reference is APA formatted. 5.0 pts Incomplete Items in the CRAAP Test are not fully addressed. Potential concerns are not identified. Reference is APA not formatted.10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCRAAP Test on article 210.0 pts Proficient All questions/items in the CRAAP Test are answered. Potential concerns are identified. Reference is APA formatted. 5.0 pts Incomplete Items in the CRAAP Test are not fully addressed. Potential concerns are not identified. Reference is APA not formatted.10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCRAAP Test on article 310.0 pts Proficient All questions/items in the CRAAP Test are answered. Potential concerns are identified. Reference is APA formatted. 5.0 pts Incomplete Items in the CRAAP Test are not fully addressed. Potential concerns are not identified. Reference is APA not formatted.10.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnnotated Bibliography on Article 120.0 pts Excellent A professional and scholarly resource has been selected. The summary of the article is written in the student’s own words and reflects a strong understanding of the article. The reference is APA formatted. 17.0 pts Proficient A professional and scholarly resource has been selected. The summary of the article is written in the student’s own words and attempts to demonstrate an understanding of the article, though some important details may be missing. There is an APA formatting error. 13.0 pts Developing An article was selected, but it may not be professional and scholarly. The summary of the article is written, but it lacks sufficient details. There are 2 or more APA formatting errors. 5.0 pts Incomplete An article was not selected, and a summary of the article was not provided. If an article was selected, the provided summary was copied from the abstract of the article.20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnnotated Bibliography on Article 220.0 pts Excellent A professional and scholarly resource has been selected. The summary of the article is written in the student’s own words and reflects a strong understanding of the article. The reference is APA formatted. 17.0 pts Proficient A professional and scholarly resource has been selected. The summary of the article is written in the student’s own words and attempts to demonstrate an understanding of the article, though some important details may be missing. There is an APA formatting error. 13.0 pts Developing An article was selected, but it may not be professional and scholarly. The summary of the article is written, but it lacks sufficient details. There are 2 or more APA formatting errors. 5.0 pts Incomplete An article was not selected, and a summary of the article was not provided. If an article was selected, the provided summary was copied from the abstract of the article.20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnnotated Bibliography on Article 320.0 pts Excellent A professional and scholarly resource has been selected. The summary of the article is written in the student’s own words and reflects a strong understanding of the article. The reference is APA formatted. 17.0 pts Proficient A professional and scholarly resource has been selected. The summary of the article is written in the student’s own words and attempts to demonstrate an understanding of the article, though some important details may be missing. There is an APA formatting error. 13.0 pts Developing An article was selected, but it may not be professional and scholarly. The summary of the article is written, but it lacks sufficient details. There are 2 or more APA formatting errors. 5.0 pts Incomplete An article was not selected, and a summary of the article was not provided. If an article was selected, the provided summary was copied from the abstract of the article.20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnnotated Bibliography on Article 420.0 pts Excellent A professional and scholarly resource has been selected. The summary of the article is written in the student’s own words and reflects a strong understanding of the article. The reference is APA formatted. 17.0 pts Proficient A professional and scholarly resource has been selected. The summary of the article is written in the student’s own words and attempts to demonstrate an understanding of the article, though some important details may be missing. There is an APA formatting error. 13.0 pts Developing An article was selected, but it may not be professional and scholarly. The summary of the article is written, but it lacks sufficient details. There are 2 or more APA formatting errors. 5.0 pts Incomplete An article was not selected, and a summary of the article was not provided. If an article was selected, the provided summary was copied from the abstract of the article.20.0 pts
This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeAnnotated Bibliography on Article 520.0 pts Excellent A professional and scholarly resource has been selected. The summary of the article is written in the student’s own words and reflects a strong understanding of the article. The reference is APA formatted. 17.0 pts Proficient A professional and scholarly resource has been selected. The summary of the article is written in the student’s own words and attempts to demonstrate an understanding of the article, though some important details may be missing. There is an APA formatting error. 13.0 pts Developing An article was selected, but it may not be professional and scholarly. The summary of the article is written, but it lacks sufficient details. There are 2 or more APA formatting errors. 5.0 pts Incomplete An article was not selected, and a summary of the article was not provided. If an article was selected, the provided summary was copied from the abstract of the article.20.0 pts
Total Points: 150.0
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