In Part 1 of the Autism Action Research Project you created the problem statement and research questions. The next step in the action research project is to begin compiling research in the form of an annotated bibliography. Using the topic you selected in Part 1, conduct research using the existing body of literature that pertains to your topic. You will use this research to make decisions and inform the autism action research project as you learn more about your selected topic.
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Locate a minimum of 8-10 peer-reviewed articles that pertain to your topic using the GCU Library and the MA: Autism Spectrum Disorder Library Guide. These articles may include any scholarly work such as journal articles, position papers, a discipline-specific handbook of research, etc. However, the majority must be peer-reviewed, primary research articles (i.e., the researchers collected, analyzed, and reported on their own data). Sources should be current except in the case of seminal studies or theoretical work that continues to influence contemporary thought.
Create an annotated bibliography that summarizes and classifies your findings by following these steps:
· Use the library to search for and locate journals and articles relevant to your topic/research questions.
· Read the abstracts and skim the articles to determine whether they correspond well to your topic/research questions.
· Sort and classify the articles. Methods of classification include chronological (based on when articles were published), by trend, by theme, or methodologically (based on the research methods used by the researcher or writer).