Part B of order 20201028-19706
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:
- 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.
- 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.
For Part A, a field excursion was done in the Glebe business area in Ottawa.
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)
Part B 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 C of order 20201028-19706
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.
- 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.
- There are many helpful university-based websites, including the following, to help students prepare their annotated bibliographies:
- OWL. (n.d.). Purdue online writing lab. https://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
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.