Seminal Annotated Bibliography: Impact of Financial Education on Young Americans
1. Place the title of your paper and your name at the top of the first page; you do not need a cover page or an abstract. 2. Your paper should include a brief introduction describing the topic of inquiry you have chosen to pursue, including the research question that guided your search for information in the library. 3. For each of the six sources, you should provide a brief annotation of the key elements of the work that presents the following information: a. The type of publication (article or book) and the type of contribution (either theory, research, or best practices) as understood at the time of publication. b. A justification regarding why and how this work has made a significant contribution to the creation of knowledge on this topic. c. The focus and purpose of the work. For a theory article, this would include descriptions of the following: 1. Purpose. 2. Main points of the theory. For a research article, this would include the following: 1. Purpose of the study or the research questions. 2. The methodological approach used (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods). 3. Who the participants were. 4. The setting in which the study was conducted. 5. A statement about the key findings. d. An evaluation of the underlying philosophic approach that guided the work. 4. Conclude your paper with a short summary that addresses the following questions: a. How have the seminal contributions in your field shaped subsequent work on theory development? b. How have the seminal works shaped philosophic and methodological approaches to research? c. What have been the most beneficial accomplishments of these works?