Understanding Challenges and Strategies
As you engage in the process of searching, analyzing the literature, and developing your annotated bibliography, you may face certain challenges and uncertainties. Are you having difficulties finding gaps in the literature? Do you know how to discriminate between relevant and irrelevant material? Are you able to clearly organize and structure your evaluation? Are you not able to discern common themes? Do you struggle with understanding why the annotated bibliography needs to be done?
In this Discussion, you will be able to share how you have thought through and responded to difficulties you have faced and also be able to offer suggestions to your colleagues on how they can respond constructively to the challenges they face.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review Chapter 4, “General Guidelines for Analyzing Literature” (pp. 31–42), in the Galvan text.
- Review Chapter 9, “Dissertation Chapter 2: Literature Review, (pp. 89–91), in the Stadtlander text.
- Review the following web resources:
- How to Prepare an Annotated Bibliography: The Annotated Bibliography
- “Annotated Bibliography Samples”
- “Critically Reading Journal Articles”
Post by Day 3 a response to the following:
- What challenges are you experiencing as you are conducting your literature search and critically analyzing the articles you are finding?
- What strategies have you been using to address these challenges?