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Research Project Part C: Annotated Bibliography Writing

  • Annotated Bibliography due no later than 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday of Unit 5
  • Worth 10% of final grade

Late Submission Policy

  • This assignment is subject to the Late Submission penalty policy, namely 5% per day for three days.
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  • In the event of an emergency preventing you from submitting within this time frame, special permission must be obtained from your instructor. Documentation substantiating emergency is required. In such a circumstance, if the extension is granted, the professor will reopen the submission function for you on an individual basis.
  • Please do not email your submissions to your professor, either before or after the due date; all coursework should be submitted through the online course (Moodle).

Instructions

Based on the topic and theoretical lens you have chosen in Unit Four, carry out a review of the literature around the topic selected and generate an annotated bibliography.

  1. Gather and assess five scholarly research articles relevant to your topic, compiling these articles into an annotated bibliography.
    • Annotated bibliographies are comprised of a brief summary of the article and a discussion and assessment of how the article will contribute to the research project.
    • These five sources must be scholarly sources of original research, such as journal articles and books.
    • Although students may use relevant course readings for their research projects, the annotated bibliographies must not include course readings.
    • Each annotated bibliography should be approximately 150 – 200 words per entry (total 750 – 1000 words).
    • Annotated bibliographies must be written according to academic standards of scholarship and referencing using APA.
  2. There are many helpful university-based websites, including the following, to help students prepare their annotated bibliographies:
  • OWL. (n.d.). Purdue online writing labhttps://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/614/03/
  • Cornell Unversity. (n.d.). How to prepare an annotated bibliography: The annotated bibliography. http://guides.library.cornell.edu/annotatedbibliography

Evaluation

Part C will be marked in its entirety out of 100. The following rubric indicates the criteria students are to adhere to, and their relative weights to the assignment overall.

Part 1

The field excursion is intended to give students an opportunity to carry out an applied geographical research project based on observation, data recording, and analysis.

Using a field site of your own choosing, go for a walk and observe the world around you.

Plan to spend at least two hours on the excursion.

The distance covered will differ greatly depending on the complexity of the environment and of the phenomena being observed. For example,

a walk in a mixed-use urban neighbourhood might cover a number of city blocks;

observation of activity in a public square might involve little walking;

observation of activity in a shopping centre might involve considerable walking but little distance covered in overall area.

Dates and times of observations should be recorded clearly

For students living in cities or towns, observe the complexity of urban landscapes, recording things like:

what the built environment looks like,

what people are doing,

how people are interacting with each other,

how much vehicular traffic is there and of what type, etc.

How is space regulated, for example by bylaws, signage, and land use zoning?

Is it possible to get clues about the socioeconomic status of the population from the landscape?

What about other social categories, such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender, age, and class?

What about the ‘natural’ landscape?

For students in rural areas, a walk may result in very different observations than an urban walk.

What is going on in the landscape?

What can be observed about the political economy by observing the landscape?

What other information would be useful to have and how might this information be gathered?

Record your observations using a variety of tools: hand-written notes and a notebook, sketches, photography, video cameras, and so on.

Please respect local rules and people’s privacy with respect to photography and video recording.

Write and submit a field excursion report based on your observations

Reports should be mainly descriptive and should include at least five photographs and/or sketches and one location map (which appropriate citations if applicable).

Photographs, sketches, maps, or any other visual representations should be accompanied by descriptive captions according to APA formatting, including date and author, and should be referred to in the field excursion report.

Field excursion reports will be used as the first phase of the research paper to be submitted at the end of the term (1000 words).

Part B

Based on your field excursion, draw on key concepts and themes in human geography to develop a research paper topic for your Research Project. This assignment will be relatively succint (50-200 words).

Follow these steps to develop your research paper topic. Please use the space provided and do not exceed 200 words:

  1. In one sentence, state the research site. Then in one or two sentences, describe the research question or topic about that site that will form the basis of the final research paper. The site should be either the same as the field excursion site or a smaller area within the field excursion.
  2. In one or two sentences, state the theoretical lens (or a combination of theories) that you will use to investigate your research question (e.g., nature-society relations, economic development, public space, gentrification, political geography, globalization, retail geography, de-industrialization, neoliberal urbanization, governance and regulation, etc.)

Don’t worry if you are uncertain as to which theoretical lens to use. Your instructor is here to help! The most important thing is that you carry out a geographical project that interests and challenges you.

Example

For Part A, a field excursion was done in the Glebe business area in Ottawa.

Part B.

The study site is the Lansdowne Park area in Ottawa, which is in the Glebe. The research topic is about the redevelopment of Lansdowne Park that happened starting in 2012 through a partnership with the City of Ottawa and a group of local investors, including owners of the local CFL football team. The research purpose is to investigate the rationale for and the process through which Lansdowne Park was redeveloped. The theoretical lens is neoliberal planning and governance. (73 words)

My 2nd assignment Answer

In second assignment I talked about Metrotown.

Issue- Covid-19

Theorical lens-Public space, Governance and regulations, Nature society relation.

The answer for the assignment should be in APA format.

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