School Finance

Annotated Bibliography/Literature Review

Task

  • First, you are to select a narrowed sub-topic within the very broad realm of School Finance. Following, are several acceptable sub-topics that students have suggested:
  • The History Student Based Budgeting
  • Using Student Based Budgeting in Urban School Districts
  • State Budgeting Formulas
  • Student Based Budgeting Versus Norm Position Based Budgeting
  • Different Types of Budgeting Methods Used By School Districts
  • Next, choose 6 to 8 peer reviewed research articles and read them carefully. (not older than 10 years except if it is historical or theory)
  • Then, create an annotated bibliography using the articles you selected.
  • Finally, in paragraph form, write a literature review referencing the article used in the annotated bibliography. However, you may introduce and cite other research in the literature review, if needed.

Attached you can find an example of the work, but it just show the idea and it has some mistakes in APA and other things.

WHAT IS AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY?

An annotated bibliography is a list of citations to books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 150 words) descriptive and evaluative paragraph, the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited (http://guides.library.cornell.edu/annotatedbibliography, 2015)

WHAT IS A LITERATURE REVIEW?

The aim of a literature review is to show your reader (your tutor) that you have read, and have a good grasp of, the main published work concerning a particular topic or question in your field. It is very important to note that your review should not be simply a description of what others have published in the form of a set of summaries, but should take the form of a critical discussion, showing insight and an awareness of differing arguments, theories and approaches. It should be a synthesis and analysis of the relevant published work, linked at all times to your own purpose and rationale (http://library.bcu.ac.uk/learner/writingguides/1.04.htm, 2015).

According to Caulley (1992) of La Trobe University, the literature review should:

• compare and contrast different authors’ views on an issue
• group authors who draw similar conclusions
• criticize aspects of methodology
• note areas in which authors are in disagreement
• highlight exemplary studies
• highlight gaps in research
• show how your study relates to previous studies
• show how your study relates to the literature in general
• conclude by summarizing what the literature says

Scoring rubric for assignment:

5 point Rubric

25 to 21

6 to 8 peer reviewed journal research articles.

Citations and writing in APA style

4 to 5 sentence description of the article (Annotated Bibliography)

Successful synthesis of all articles in 2 to 3 pages. (Literature Review)

No grammatical or spelling errors.

Narrows to a specific area related to school finance.

20 to 16

6 to 8 peer reviewed research articles.

Citations and writing in APA style

4 to 5 sentence description of the article (Annotated Bibliography)

Competent synthesis of all articles in 2 to 3 pages. (Literature Review)

No grammatical or spelling errors.

Narrows to a specific area related to school finance.

15 to 11

Less than 6 peer reviewed research articles.

Problems with citations and writing in APA style

4 to 5 sentence description of the article

Acceptable synthesis of all articles in 2 to 3 pages. (Literature Review)

Minimal grammatical or spelling errors.

Narrows to a specific area related to school finance.

10 to 6

Less than 6 peer reviewed research articles.

Significant problems with citations and writing in APA style

Less than 4 sentence description of the article

Unsuccessful synthesis of all articles in 2 to 3 pages or fewer. (Literature Review)

Significant grammatical or spelling errors.

Broad area related to school finance.

5 to 0

  • Unacceptable or no work submitted
  • For those that do not have an APA style manual, please reference: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/
  • For those that cannot find suitable examples, please contact me immediately. Thanks.

Example of 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.

 
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