For this assignment, you will select and investigate a communication theory and create an annotated bibliography that conforms to American Psychological Association format and style requirements.
1. Choose a communication theory from the following:
Any group or organizational comm theory EXCEPT Groupthink
Cultural Studies, Cultivation Analysis, Spiral of Silence and Media Ecology theories but NOT Uses and Gratifications
Any of the Culture and Diversity theories
Any of the Relationship Development theories
2. Using one or more of the databases for Computer Networks and Cyber Security, search for peer-reviewed journal articles about the communication theory or by the name of the person you selected to see if communication research on that theory has been applied to your area. You may also want to limit the search by using other keywords for your specific area of study or career interest.
3. Report the subject area.
4. Report the database(s) used for your search.
5. Report the key-words you used in your searches.
6. Write an introductory paragraph (~250-300 words) describing the reasons you chose that theory or researcher in the context of the following question:
How can an understanding of Communication Theory supplement your skills and the insights you will need to succeed in your future work?
7. Select three articles from the databases in Computer Networks and Cyber Security that support your thesis in response to the question posed in Step 6.
8. Write an annotated bibliography for the three articles that best support your thesis. You need to write a complete APA citation for each article. Then write a summary of at least 150 words for each article that includes an explanation of how the article supports your thesis. Make sure each summary or “annotation” includes a specific quote that illuminates what you learned from the article.
9. Please be sure to write carefully and well, using good grammar and APA-style in-text citations for quotes, summaries and paraphrases.