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WGS 200: Intro to WGSS - Browne, Fall 2017

Assignment 8: Annotated Bibliography for Your Final Project

Due: Wednesday, November 15, 2017

1.Find 3 research or academic articles related to your final project topic.

  • These articles should describe studies with valid information about the topic from a reliable source.
  • The articles should contain definitions of key terms in relation to the topic, facts and data about the topic, and important debates and issues related to the topic. The articles should not be on the syllabus.


  • You cannot use information from a webpage or nonacademic source (e.g., news sites, blogs, reports) for this assignment.
  • The articles must be book chapters OR scholarly publications from academic journals.
  • Book chapters must come from separate sources (that is, you cannot use three chapters from the same book).
  • If you have any questions about the validity of your article, check with the instructor.

2.For each of the articles, provide:

  • a statement of the "research question"
  • a description of the research methods used (what type of data were collected; what was the sample size; how were the data collected, etc.)
  • a summary of the main findings
  • the author's interpretation regarding the findings (Note that some authors do not explicitly state the research question. You need to deduce the question from the article.)
  • Also specify:
    • whether the data are collected by the author (primary source)
    • OR whether the author is relying on data that was collected by others (secondary source)

3.Write a paragraph explaining how you might incorporate the article into your final project.

  • Will you use the findings in the article to describe your issue or make a specific argument?
  • Does the article correspond to a particular feminist theory that you'll be using?
  • These are just suggestions for ways to write this paragraph. You should write about what is most relevant for your project.

4.Provide a "reference page" listing the full citations for your articles. Do not include copies of the actual articles with your assignment.


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