This is a paper that focuses on the definition of an emergency management relating topic. The paper also provides guidelines to follow in writing the paper.
Definition of an emergency management relating topic
Unit 2 – Assignment – Topic Selection and Background – EMG7015
Topic Selection and Background
For this assignment, first select an area of research interest, based on your past work or knowledge of emergency management, that you would like to focus on for the remainder of this course. Try not to select a topic that is too broad, as you will need to analyze it, and selecting a broad topic will make your final assignment much more difficult. For example, something broad would be mitigation, and something more specific would be the effect of having an approved mitigation program on the cost of a disaster. Mitigation would be too large of a topic, and it would be difficult to complete your final assignment in the scope of this course.
Once you have selected a topic, provide background on your topic and explain why it is of interest to you. Then, locate a minimum of five sources from scholarly literature related to this topic (focused on literature published in the last 5–7 years), and create an annotated bibliography.
Focus your search on the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters. Use other sources to find scholarly articles to use in this assignment.
Written communication: Written communication is free of errors that detract from the overall message.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to current APA style and formatting.
Number of resources: Minimum of 5 resources.
Length of paper: 3–4 typed, double-spaced pages.
Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
The following criteria need meet for Scoring:
1. Firstly, defines an emergency management-related topic that is clearly expressed and narrow in scope with individual points that can be explored thoroughly.
2. Secondly, describes the background of a selected topic including its significance and why it is worthy of research, demonstrated with real-world examples.
3. Thirdly, locates high quality, peer-reviewed articles, primarily those published in the last 5–7 years, with evidence to support article quality.
4. Fourthly, creates a thorough annotative bibliography including both summative information and appropriate quotations and paraphrasing, as well as evaluation of the content of the articles.
5. Writes clearly and logically, with correct use of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; uses relevant evidence to support a central idea. Writing has no noticeable errors in spelling, punctuation, and/or grammar.
6. Lastly, correctly formats paper, citations, and references using APA style. Citations are free from all errors.