This is the first step of a research project is to do an annotated bibliography. Then continue to make the second step which is the first draft. In a nutshell these are two related assignments.
First assignments: ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE MONDAY FEB 25
Research Process Step 1: An annotated bibliography is a list of sources with annotations, listed in alphabetical order. (Links to an external site.)An annotation is a one or two paragraph summary and/or analysis of a source. This type of bibliography will help guide the student’s research and prepare them for the research essay with a critical evaluation of the sources.
Recommended length: 4-6 pages, double-spaced in 12pt font. APA Format.
The annotated bibliography will be your source for your Final Research Paper. I am recommending two different “focus” for your research below. Although for the purpose of this specific assignment, it doesn’t really matter which path you follow-consider that your Synthesis or Step Two and Final Research paper will most likely use some of the sources included in your annotated bibliography-so you might try to really begin to focus on articles that capture your own interest, and especially if following your interests will make this course more worthwhile to you.
Pick any topic that relates to artificial intelligence/bio-molecular genetic engineering and research it! You might choose from movies/films about artificial intelligence, or cultural/societal impacts of changing technologies, or ethical concerns and consequences. Here’s a quick list (Links to an external site.) of topics.
Here’s a link to an article (Links to an external site.) from one of my favorite cognitive scientists (Andy Clark (Links to an external site.)) in which he obviously is a strong proponent of the merger of AI/genetics and humanity. You could do a little research into his body of work and using some aspects of the Blade Runner movie to discuss the potential hazards of this type of human cyborg future. Just a few thoughts out loud-follow your own research questions and interests!
SECOND ASSIGNMENT: FIRST DRAFT DUE FRIDAY MAR 1ST
Research Process Step 1: Synthesis writing is a written discussion that draws on one or more sources. In an academic synthesis, you make explicit the relationships that you have inferred among separate sources. Go beyond summary to make judgments – judgments based, of course, on critical reading of the sources. Go beyond the critique of individual sources to determine the relationship among them.
Recommended length: 4-5 pages, double-spaced in 12pt font. APA Format.
Research Step One Instructions
Using as many sources from your Annotated Bibliography as are applicable to your research question:
Step One-Synthesis-the act of merging at least two sources of research into a coherent analysis/argument.