Assessment 1Topic: Annotated BibliographyValue: 20% of total grade for the unitW

Assessment 1Topic: Annotated BibliographyValue: 20% of total grade for the unitWord Limit: 1000 wordsIn this assessment you will research and present information on a global challenge related to a non-communicable disease through an annotated bibliography. This is a formal bibliography that includes citations of sources with summary and evaluation information for each source. Higher academic styles are to be encouraged (e.g. synthesis of sources). This assignment is designed to help you evaluate sources of information in public health. An annotated bibliography includes all of the citation information needed to find a source and a paragraph describing why the source is critical or key. This technique is useful when you are conducting a literature review or systematic review and you have a lot of references to consider for inclusion.1. Select a global challenge related to a NCD. Be specific and use the topic to focus your reading. E.g. “a systematic review regarding the increasing threat of type 2 diabetes in Asian women over 50”2. Refine your reading to focus on one element of the challenge … this is your ‘topic’3. You need to find a topic with at least five high value sources on your topic – these should be the best sources available, so that means you will likely have reviewed at least 3-4 times this many. 4. Do not refer to sources that have been discarded5. For the five sources selected – only 1 can be a web site … peer reviewed journals preferred6. Pick one citation format and use it consistently in the assignment (Harvard preferred)7. Look for reliable, valid sources that discuss research and use appropriate scientific language8. As you write your annotated paragraph include both a summary of the source AND a critical evaluation of the validity of the source and its usefulness. Paragraphs should be in full sentences 100-200 words long. Length of the entry is often linked with the length of the source.a. Summarize the content of the source – be descriptive and specificb. Critically evaluate the accuracy and validity of the source and be reflective where necessaryc. Describe the usefulness of the source9. The format should list the citation, then the appropriate paragraph annotation followed by the next citation and annotation. 10. Synthesis of these 5 articles is not necessary but is good practice where possible11. No additional references are allowedRefer to the University of New England factsheet posted on VU Collaborate as a guide to writing an annotated bibliography.Identifying valid sources:• Look for the author’s credentials. Are they a person who has a documented knowledge of science?• When was the source created? Could research since that time have changed the information included in your source? If so, look for more recent works that give you the same (or different) information.• What type of source is this – popular, journal, web?The depth and level of detail offered in the source. It should be appropriate to your level of understanding but use relevant vocabulary and cite research to support its informationReferencesWriting an Annotated Bibliography, Academic Skills Office, The University of New England.