Technolgy in Contemporary Society Annotated Bibliography

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Part 2: Reference summaries (50 points/ 10% of the final grade)
Due date: end of Week 4 by 11:59 PM EST

Create a reference list of at least 5 scholarly sources that you will use in your presentation. References should use APA format (6th edition). For assistance with APA format, visit the UMUC library site at the following link: http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/apa_examples.cfm

Finding scholarly sources

Being an informed consumer of social research is an important skill. At UMUC, we are fortunate to have access to an extensive collection of journals, periodicals and books, but what do you do when you don’t have an academic library? Google it, of course! Google Scholar is readily available to anyone with access to the Internet. Simply open http://scholar.google.com and type in your search words.

For this part of the applied final project, you will use the UMUC library databases or Google Scholar to:

• Locate 5 scholarly or credible sources on your chosen topic
• Locate at least 1 article that addresses your topic from the perspective of a different country or culture
• Locate at least 1 article related to policy (i.e. what policies exist, are being considered, or are needed to address your issue)
What is a scholarly or credible source? For your project, you should be relying on sources that have credibility. Appropriate sources would be articles written by experts in the field, articles found in peer-reviewed journals, published documents from well-known research groups (e.g. Pew Research), and reports published by government agencies (e.g. NIH, CDC). Inappropriate sources would include popular websites (e.g. about.com, ehow.com, Wikipedia) or media outlets (e.g. Fox, MSNBC, WSJ, NY Times, Forbes, etc.). These sources do not always accurately report their findings and are sometimes prone to bias. If a website or article fails to report the credentials of the author and does not provide citations for the information contained in the article, chances are it is not a scholarly source and therefore should not be used.
For more information, the UMUC Library has more information on how to evaluate your sources available at: http://www.umuc.edu/library/libhow/how_evaluate.cfm
Submit a summary of each article using the worksheet that follows. In your own words, identify the key findings of the article. Do not simply state what the article was about (e.g. “This article talks about cyberbullying.”). What specific information did you learn from your source? (e.g. “Cyberbullying has become a popular means of abuse among teenagers, affecting about half of all young people.”) The purpose of this summary is to prove that you have actually read and understood each of your sources. Your summaries should be 2-3 paragraphs in length. Do NOT simply copy and paste the abstract or any other part of your source! This is plagiarism and is a violation of university policy that can result in being reported to the Dean’s office.
The purpose of this assignment is to 1) ensure that you are using appropriate, scholarly sources, and 2) to make sure you are on track for your final presentation to the class.
Complete and save the worksheet as a document or .pdf and submit as an attachment within the Week 4 module.

Reference Summary Worksheet

Reference 1 – Cross-cultural reference
Citation in APA format (2 pts)

Key findings (6 pts)

In 2-3 paragraphs, summarize the main findings in your source.

How do you know that this is a credible/scholarly source? (2 pts)
Reference 2 – Policy reference
Citation in APA format (2 pts)

Key findings (6 pts)

In 2-3 paragraphs, summarize the main findings in your source.

How do you know that this is a credible/scholarly source? (2 pts)
Reference 3
Citation in APA format (2 pts)

Key findings (6 pts)

In 2-3 paragraphs, summarize the main findings in your source.

How do you know that this is a credible/scholarly source? (2 pts)
Reference 4
Citation in APA format (2 pts)

Key findings (6 pts)

In 2-3 paragraphs, summarize the main findings in your source.

How do you know that this is a credible/scholarly source? (2 pts)
Reference 5
Citation in APA format (2 pts)

Key findings (6 pts)

In 2-3 paragraphs, summarize the main findings in your source.

How do you know that this is a credible/scholarly source? (2 pts)

Use these credible/scholary sources and provided 2-3 pragraphs for each source.

Coelho, J., Rito, F., & Duarte, C. (2017). “You, me & TV†— Fighting social isolation of older adults with Facebook, TV and multimodality. Int. J. Human-Computer Studies, 98, 38-50.

Myhre, J., Mehl, M., & Glisky, E. (2017). Cognitive benefits of online social networking for healthy older adults. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 72, 752-760.

Silva, F., Scortegagna, S. A., & De Marchi, A. C. (2015). Facebook as a social support environment for older adults. Universitas Psychologica, 17(3), 1-11.

Tsai, H.S., Shillair, R., Cotton, S.R., Winstead, V., & Yost, E. (2015). Getting grandma online: Are tablets the answer for increasing digital inclusion for older adults in the U.S.?. Educational Gerontology, 41, 695-709.

Yu, R. P., Ellison, N.B., & Lampe, C. (2018). Facebook use and its role in shaping access to social benefits among older adults. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 62 (1), 71-90.

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