Annotated Bib Peer Review Sean Streier

1) Do the summaries give you enough info to understand what article is about? Or does it need more?
Alex Gerondale: For sure has enough info to get the bigger idea of the whole thing
Matraca McKay Yes, the summaries are to the point and full of detail, they seem to summarize the article very well.
2) Do you think they annotations are too wordy or just right?
Alex Gerondale: You did pretty good on word count for both annotations but maybe #2 could have more details added in summary
Matraca McKay Just right! Good job!

Lindsey, Charles, and Debabrata Talukdar. "To Buy Or Not To Buy: Consumers' Demand Response Patterns For Healthy Versus Unhealthy Food." Journal of Marketing 77 (2013): 124-38. JSTOR. Web. 10 Feb. 2014.

This article which appears in the Journal of Marketing, ponders the fact of the economics of healthy and unhealthy food. At the very beginning of the article the authors go over an example of price elasticity between healthy and unhealthy food. By the end of their example they come to the conclusion that even if the number variables were the same for both foods, unhealthy foods will still have a higher demand. They also go over a few terms that people may not understand and relate them to the topic of food. These terms were, rational demand, impulsive demand. Through this article they also go over a study they conducted called the Supermarket scanner data. They took a random sample group and found the data of how many households were buying unhealthy items and healthy items. The results were actually surprising, some would think that unhealthy would be much higher. While the results show they were actually somewhat close. On average unhealthy only outweighed healthy by one hundred points or less. Overall this article provides the points and views of the economics of food and how it relates to unhealthy and healthy food.

When assessing this source i used the CRAAP test. After evaluating the authors i found them to be pretty credible, also with an added bonus of this article being in a very credible journal called the Journal of Marketing. As well as the authors being credible, the article its self is not even a year old yet. Which leads to the point of the information being pretty up to date. The information give in this article is also very prevalent to what i am going to be talking about in future papers. Also, the article uses facts based off of experiments run. It does not make up their own information that they believe to be true based off of opinion. All in all, i would consider this source to be very useful and would consider it to be reliable and appropriate for use on a paper

This source ended up being pretty helpful in my search for information. Not in a fact of it giving me political views, but rather on economic views of the issue. It can really add another aspect to my paper that may not normally be added with just political views. This information will also help me shape my opinion in the fact that i will have experimental evidence to help support my argument. While this source was very interesting and resourceful, it did not change my view on the subject whats so ever. If anything it just helped solidify the point in my head.

Gahvari, Firouz, and Harry Tsang. "Optimal Taxation and Junk Food." (2013): 4-6. Web. 10 Feb. 2014.

In the section of this paper i decided to use the author goes over the taxation of junk food. He first starts off talking about previous attempts at this in society. As he finishes that he moves on into a more in depth look at the affect this can have on society. He goes on to say that the taxation is popular but is it right for the government to impose a tax? As he goes on he goes over the theory that economics assumes all consumers are well informed. Which leads to him going into the economics of food, just as the previous source had.

Assessing this source was fairly easy, to start it came from professors from two universities one being the University of Illinois and the Second being the University of North Dakota. as well as those two facts it was also found on a website ending in "org". Which when taken into consideration can add a lot of credibility. An added benefit of this source is that it is less than a year old. It was released in November of 2013. Also, with the source being an academic writing, it makes it a lot more credible.

After reading the pages i thought would be most useful to my paper i determined that this source can be very useful. Though it also gives me an economic stand point in a way, it also gives me some history of the topic. I like how it states past states that have tried this or even thought about it. I can use this to my advantage in my paper in the fact that i can potentially look for sources talking about those states and how well it worked. Also, this source gave me a few different ideas compared to the other source that had economics. One example being, informational failures, which just implies that the market just assumes we have been well informed and until proven otherwise it will react in that way. Overall, i really liked this source, and as i read through all 27 pages of the paper, i may even find more information that can help.

Is there anything you think I should add?
Alex Gerondale: The only thing I believe you need is a little more detail in the second summary talking about taxing bad food.
Matraca McKay I think your annotations are concise and to amount needed.
Are the summaries detailed enough that you understand what the source is all about?
Alex Gerondale:The summaries were pretty detail except for the second one that could use a tad bit more info, though in general I did get the bigger picture you were trying to present.
Matraca McKay Yes, I understood what each is about.
Are there details that the writer included that are unnecessary to the summary?
Alex Gerondale: No almost all of it was relevant but maybe in the first summary when you talk about the unnecessary terms that could be cut out if you aren't going to use it in a paper.
Matraca McKay No, I agree with Alex, it all seems relevant.
What questions are you left with after reading the summaries?
Alex Gerondale: Few questions linger in my head, maybe what people are going to do in the future to tax food.
Matraca McKay I had the exact same thought as Alex, and it will be interesting to see how it plays out in the future if this is something that actually happens.
Did the reviewer evaluate the sources using the CRAAP test?
Alex Gerondale: definitely had many functions of the CRAAP test put into the access of the projects. No problems there.
Matraca McKay Great job, I completely agree with Alex as well.
Do you see criteria based judgements about each letter (currency, relevance,authority, accuracy, purpose)?
Alex Gerondale: You definitely talk about relevance, authority, accuracy, and currency but maybe there could be a little more purpose
Matraca McKay Yes, good job!!
What is missing?
Alex Gerondale: Nothing other then what I have said above
Matraca McKay You have many grammatical errors and the sentence structure in some cases do not make sense. You have very detailed annotations, just make sure you read over your work before the due date.
Are the reflection sections complete enough that you understand how the writer responded to the sources?
Alex Gerondale: understands the material and forms options based on information, like in the first reflection when he considered the article giving him more economical reviews instead of political
Matraca McKay Yes they are complete enough and thorough.
Could they include more information?
Alex Gerondale: Perhaps a little more in the summary of the second otherwise no complaints
Matraca McKay You could if you wanted to but its not needed.
Based on these two entries, in what direction do you think the writer's research is going?
Alex Gerondale: How food interact with the market economically, politically, and tax wise.
Matraca McKay I feel that they are headed in the right direction and you are doing a great job on your research!
What questions are you left with after reading these entries?
Alex Gerondale:Not many
Matraca McKay Not questions but more of curious to see what happens in the future.
What are these annotations' weaknesses?
Alex Gerondale:Bit and pieces of missing info from summary and CRAAP test could be added
Matraca McKay The grammar and sentence structure needs improvement.
What are these annotations' strengths?
Alex Gerondale: Great detail in its facts and info
Matraca McKay All six of your paragraphs are very detailed and well thought out. Good Job!!

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