Keiser University Personality Test Annotated Bibliography

Keiser University Personality Test Annotated Bibliography


Week 2 Assignment – Annotated Bibliography

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In preparation for your final paper it will be important that you to locate a number of journal articles which focus on the personality test you are using for your final project.

For this annotated bibliography you will need to locate at least 5 relevant journal articles from Keiser’s online library (at least one from Keiser library and you may also use other scholarly resource cites). Not all websites are scholarly so be careful here. Sites like Wikipedia and are not scholarly though they may be helpful.

What is an annotated bibliography?
It is an organized list of sources (referenced in APA format), such as books, journals, newspapers, magazines, reputable web pages, etc., each of which is followed by a summary or description of the source.

Annotations may consist of all or part of the following list of items, depending on the purpose of the bibliography:

Describe the content (focus) of the source

Describe the usefulness of the source

Evaluate the reliability of the source

Discuss any conclusions the author(s) may have made

Note key points from the article relevant to your final project

Describe your reaction to the source

What does an annotated bibliography look like?

The following in an example source from an annotated bibliography:

Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51 (4), 541-554.

The authors, researchers at the Rand Corporation and Brown University, use data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of Young Women and Young Men to test their hypothesis that nonfamily living by young adults alters their attitudes, values, plans, and expectations, moving them away from their belief in traditional sex roles. They find their hypothesis strongly supported in young females, while the effects were fewer in studies of young males. Increasing the time away from parents before marrying increased individualism, self-sufficiency, and changes in attitudes about families. In contrast, an earlier study by Williams cited below shows no significant gender differences in sex role attitudes as a result of nonfamily living.

Grading Grid

Annotated Bibliography Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsSummary of at least 5 articles60 PointsProper APA format of references in bibliography 20 Points Grammar, spelling, and correct APA format of document  20 Points Total:100 Points

How to prepare an annotated bibliography. Cornell University Library. Retrieved from