Webliography: Your final assignment is to post two annotated citations on selected topics related to Module #7 (Race, Gender and Performed Identity) to the Webliography Discussion Board.

Webliography (Research Tools)
Webliography Instructions

Your final assignment is to post two annotated citations on selected topics related to Module #7 (Race, Gender and Performed Identity) to the Webliography Discussion Board. Through this assignment, you will gain skill in using the USF Library search engine to locate peer-reviewed articles. You must follow explicit instructions below to locate two peer-reviewed resources using the library search engine. Then you must cut-and-paste the citation and write a brief synthesis summarizing the article, and then post the citation and your abstract as a discussion post. Here are the specific things you need to do:

Select two of the topics to research more in-depth:

Women in sport
Bullying on sports teams
Performance of masculinity in sport
Racism in tennis or soccer
Sexualization of sport
The stadium and the community
Now you’ll locate two peer-reviewed resources to synthesize. You can do this by going to the USF Library home page and putting your key words into the search box. Make sure to check the box for “Scholarly/Peer-Reviewed Articles only” directly underneath the search box. You could also go to USF eJournals (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or Google Scholar (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site., but most students have found journal articles using this method.

Purpose of Assignment: Someone asked if it was OK to just cut-and-paste the abstract from the journal article, but I prefer that you use your own words. Otherwise, this final assignment becomes merely a finding exercise and not a reading comprehension task. The intent is for you to experience the process of scholarly research in the field. Annotated citations are part of the literature search that you might do for your Master’s or Doctoral thesis should you decide to go to graduate school. This assignment gives you a small sample of that activity.

Note on finding peer-reviewed sources: I find that students at all levels (undergrad/grad) sometimes struggle with the definition and location of peer-reviewed sources. Regardless of their level, to remedy this, I define what a peer-reviewed source is, provide a link to one way of determining whether a source is peer-reviewed and require that their final references indeed come from peer-reviewed sources, i.e. no Wikipedia! (see the note I provide to students about this below):

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article – What is this? It is a published research article that has been submitted by its author(s) to a journal for publication, but first reviewed by several other researchers (the “peers”, also known as “referees”) for appropriateness and to meet that field’s standards, in order to obtain approval for publication.

Here is one way to check that your resource comes from a peer-reviewed source: Determining if a journal is peer-reviewed (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

This is your final assignment and it is due on the last day of class at 11:59 pm.

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