Project #48773 - SOC100

Due in Week 3 and worth 50 points

Consider a social issue in which you are interested. It could be human freedom, sexuality, deviance, crime, social mobility, poverty, education, aging, or another similar issue. Select a specific hypothesis that you will evaluate against the available evidence from your library / Internet research.  

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 

  • Apply the sociological perspective to a variety of socioeconomic and political problems.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology using proper writing mechanics

Writing Assignment (Part 2): Outline and Preliminary List of References
Due Week 5 and worth 100 points

 

Complete the outline after you have done library / Internet research for evidence that bears on your hypothesis.  Provide information about all of the following components of the final paper: 

 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->1.     <!--[endif]-->Specific Hypothesis

<!--[if !supportLists]-->2.     <!--[endif]-->Applicable Sociological Concepts.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->3.     <!--[endif]-->Practical Implications. Discuss the value of sociological research into your issue.  Determine whether or not there are (or would be) practical implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.  

  1. Evidence. This is the most important part of the paper. Analyze  at least two (2) lines of evidence that pertain to the hypothesis that you are evaluating.  Does the evidence support your hypothesis? For each type of evidence, consider possible biases and alternative interpretations. 
  2. Conclusions. Draw conclusions based on the evidence that you have discovered. Does the evidence confirm or refute your hypothesis? Is the evidence sufficiently convincing to draw firm conclusions about your hypothesis?

 

For example, here is a generic example of what the headings of your possible outline might look like:

 

<!--[if !supportLists]-->I.      <!--[endif]-->Specific Hypothesis.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->II.     <!--[endif]-->Applicable Sociological Concepts.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->a.     <!--[endif]-->Theory A

<!--[if !supportLists]-->b.    <!--[endif]-->Concept 1

<!--[if !supportLists]-->c.     <!--[endif]-->Concept 2

<!--[if !supportLists]-->III.    <!--[endif]-->Practical Implications.  

<!--[if !supportLists]-->a.     <!--[endif]-->Implications for public policy

<!--[if !supportLists]-->                                          i.    <!--[endif]-->Education

<!--[if !supportLists]-->                                         ii.    <!--[endif]-->Taxes

<!--[if !supportLists]-->b.    <!--[endif]-->Implications for employers

<!--[if !supportLists]-->c.     <!--[endif]-->Implications for spouses of workaholics

  1. Evidence. 
    1. Line of evidence 1

<!--[if !supportLists]-->                                          i.    <!--[endif]-->The evidence and what it means

<!--[if !supportLists]-->                                         ii.    <!--[endif]-->Possible biases

<!--[if !supportLists]-->                                        iii.    <!--[endif]-->Alternative explanations of what it means.

  1. Line of evidence 2

<!--[if !supportLists]-->                                          i.    <!--[endif]-->The evidence and what it means

<!--[if !supportLists]-->                                         ii.    <!--[endif]-->Possible biases

  1. Conclusion(s):  All available evidence refutes the hypothesis, but there are alternative explanations. 

 

References

Baker, A. & Abel, E (2005)  Villagers reject modern attitudes about car washing.  International Journal of Sociology, 11, 12-57.  Retrieved from EBSCO-Host. 

Doe, J.  (2010, April 1)  Villagers retain traditional attitudes despite bombardment with western television.  The New York Times.  Retrieved from www.nytimes.com/village_update

Steiner, H. (2012, January 4)  Revolt against local ordinances in the village.  Time Magazine. pp. 14-15.

 

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

 

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; references must follow APA format. 

 

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

 

  • Evaluate the various methodologies for sociological research.
  • Apply the sociological perspective to a variety of socioeconomic and political problems.
  • Critically examine how society shapes individuals and how individuals shape society.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in sociology.
  • Write clearly and concisely about sociology using proper writing mechanics.

 

Click here to view the grading rubric for this assignment. 

 

Click here to view the written assignment overview.

 

 

 

 

Subject General
Due By (Pacific Time) 11/25/2014 01:36 pm
Report DMCA
TutorRating
pallavi

Chat Now!

out of 1971 reviews
More..
amosmm

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews
More..
PhyzKyd

Chat Now!

out of 1164 reviews
More..
rajdeep77

Chat Now!

out of 721 reviews
More..
sctys

Chat Now!

out of 1600 reviews
More..
sharadgreen

Chat Now!

out of 770 reviews
More..
topnotcher

Chat Now!

out of 766 reviews
More..
XXXIAO

Chat Now!

out of 680 reviews
More..
All Rights Reserved. Copyright by AceMyHW.com - Copyright Policy