Annotation of a Qualitative Research Article
Submit: Annotation of a Qualitative Research Article
This week, you will submit the annotation of a qualitative research article on a topic of your interest. Narrative, ethnographic, grounded theory, case study, and phenomenology are examples of types of research designs or approaches used in qualitative research.
An annotation consists of three separate paragraphs that cover three respective components: summary, analysis, and application. These three components convey the relevance and value of the source. As such, an annotation demonstrates your critical thinking about, and authority on, the source topic. This week’s annotation is a precursor to the annotated bibliography assignment due in Week 10.
An annotated bibliography is a document containing selected sources accompanied by a respective annotation of each source. In preparation for your own future research, an annotated bibliography provides a background for understanding a portion of the existing literature on a particular topic. It is also a useful first step in gathering sources in preparation for writing a subsequent literature review as part of a dissertation.
Please review the assignment instructions below and click on the underlined words for information about how to craft each component of an annotation.
It is recommended that you use the grading rubric as a self-evaluation tool before submitting your assignment.
By Day 7
Golafshani, N. (2003). Understanding reliability and validity in qualitative research. The Qualitative Report, 8(4), 597–606. Retrieved from
Burkholder, G. J., Cox, K. A., & Crawford, L. M. (2016).
The scholar-practitioner’s guide to research design. Baltimore, MD: Laureate Publishing.
- Chapter 7, “Quality Considerations”
Smith, J. K. (1984). The problem of criteria for judging interpretive inquiry. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 6(4), 379–391.The problem of criteria for judging interpretive inquiry by Smith, J. K. in Educational evaluation and policy analysis, 6(4), 379-391. Copyright 1984 by Sage Publications-Journals. Used with permission of Sage Publications-Journals via the Copyright Clearance Center.
Document: Trustworthiness (PDF)
Walden University: Center for Research Quality (2018). Research ethics & compliance: Documents and FAQs. Retrieved from
https://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/…Download the “Research Ethics Planning Worksheet”. Read this document to understand the ethical standards that researchers must address during the research planning process.
Walden University: Center for Research Quality. (2015c). Research resources: Research planning & writing. Retrieved from
http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/researchcenter/r… Download the “Litmus Test” document.
Walden University. (2015a). How do I find an article that reports on research that uses a specific methodology? Retrieved from
Walden University: Writing Center. (2015). Common course assignments: Annotated bibliographies. Retrieved from
Gjellstad, L. (nd). IRB Form for Ethics Review at Walden [online tutorial]. Retrieved from
Price, S. (2015). Annotated bibliographies [Online webinar]. Retrieved from
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