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Please help me with the following. No plagiarism please as it will have to go through turn it in. I have attached my hypothesis I submitted with professor's feedback along with rubric for this assignment. Please let me know if you have any questions.



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: 



1. Specific Hypothesis. 

2. Applicable Sociological Concepts.

3. 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. 

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. 

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:



I. Specific Hypothesis.

II. Applicable Sociological Concepts.

a. Theory A

b. Concept 1

c. Concept 2

III. Practical Implications. 

a. Implications for public policy

i. Education

ii. Taxes

b. Implications for employers

c. Implications for spouses of workaholics

Evidence. 

Line of evidence 1

i. The evidence and what it means

ii. Possible biases

iii. Alternative explanations of what it means.

Line of evidence 2

i. The evidence and what it means

ii. Possible biases

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Effects of Society on Child’s Education

                                                                 Strayer University

 

 

                            

 

 

 

                                                   SOC 100: Introduction to Sociology

Assignment# 1: Writing Assignment – Part1

October 26, 2014

Pr. Lisa Riggleman-Gross

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hypothesis

If a child is not suffering from social issues, then he/she will succeed highly in achieving better education because social issues such as: emotional, ethnic, gender, economic, cultural, and ethical issues affect his/her performance.

 

Feed back from professor:

Good topic but broad. How will you define "succeed" and you list many social issues. How will you measure better education?

 

 

Writing Assignment Overview

In this Assignment, you will consider a social issue that interests you. It could be human freedom, sexuality, deviance, crime, social mobility, poverty, education, aging, or another similar issue. Within that general issue, you will select a specific hypothesis to evaluate.  You will conduct library research to gather and critically evaluate evidence that bears on your hypothesis

This assignment is completed in four (4) stages that build on each other.  At each stage, you should keep the final stage in mind.  

Stage (and Week due)

Point Value

Description of Stage

Grading criteria

1 (Week 3)

50

Identifying the Hypothesis

Hypothesis is stated in a clear manner. 

2 (Week 5)

100

Outline and Preliminary List of References

Content is provided for each component of the paper.  A list of at least three (3) references is provided.

3 (Week 8)

120

Draft 1

Evaluated on content for each component, as well as writing skills, and use of citations and references.

4 (Week 10)

150

Final Version

Evaluated on content for each component, as well as writing skills, and use of citations and references.

In the final stage of this assignment, you will submit a three to five (3-5) page paper in which you:

1.     Specific Hypothesis. Introduce your paper by identifying the specific hypothesis you are evaluating in this paper. 

2.     Applicable Sociological Concepts. Identify the sociological theories and terminology from the text that apply to your social issue

3.     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.   

4.     Evidence. This is the most important part of the paper.  Analyze  at least two (2) lines of evidence that pertain to the hypothesis you are evaluating.  Does the evidence support your hypothesis?  For each type of evidence, consider possible biases and alternative interpretations.  

5.     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?  

Rubric

6.     Grading for this assignment will be based on having outline content provided for each segment of the paper and at least three (3) quality references, using the following rubric.

 

Points: 100

Writing Assignment (Part 2): Investigate a Social Issue Outline

Criteria

 

Unacceptable

Below 60% F

Meets Minimum Expectations

60-69% D

 

Fair

70-79% C

 

Proficient

80-89% B

 

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Specific Hypothesis. Introduce your paper by identifying the specific hypothesis you are evaluating in this paper.

Weight:  15%

Hypothesis statement is missing, insufficient, inaccurate or incomplete.

Hypothesis is not suitable for this exercise or is not stated in a clear manner.

A hypothesis suitable for this exercise is stated in a manner that is not entirely clear.

A hypothesis suitable for this exercise is stated in a satisfactory manner.

A hypothesis suitable for this exercise is stated in a clear and logical manner.

2. Applicable Sociological Concepts. Identify the sociological theories and terminology from the text that apply to your social issue.

Weight:  15%

Missing, insufficient, inaccurate or incomplete job of correctly identifying sociological concepts and terminology.

Outline insufficiently identifies sociological concepts and terminology.

Outline partially identifies sociological concepts and terminology.

Outline satisfactorily identifies sociological concepts and terminology.

Outline completely and correctly identifies sociological concepts and terminology.

3. 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.

Weight:  15%

Missing, insufficient, or incomplete statement of the value of sociological research on the issue. Missing, insufficient, or incomplete determination whether or not there are (or would be) practical implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.

Outline insufficiently identifies the value of sociological research on the issue. Outline insufficiently determines whether or not there are (or would be) practical implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.

Outline partially identifies the value of sociological research on the issue. Outline partially determines whether or not there are (or would be) practical implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.

Outline satisfactorily identifies the value of sociological research on the issue. Outline satisfactorily determines whether or not there are (or would be) practical implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.

Outline completely and correctly identifies value of sociological research on the issue. Outline completely and correctly determines whether or not there are (or would be) practical implications of sociological inquiry into this issue.

4. Evidence (1 of 2). Analyze a line of evidence that pertains to the hypothesis you are evaluating. Does it support your hypothesis?  Are their possible biases and / or alternative interpretations? 

Weight: 15%

Missing, insufficient, or incomplete response. 

Outline insufficiently  identifies a line of evidence and relevant biases or alternative explanations.

Outline partially identifies a line of evidence and relevant biases or alternative explanations.

Outline satisfactorily  identifies a line of evidence and relevant biases or alternative explanations.

Outline thoroughly identifies a line of evidence and relevant biases or alternative explanations.

5. Evidence (2 of 2). Analyze at least one (1) additional line of evidence pertaining to the hypothesis you are evaluating.  Does it support your hypothesis?  Are their possible biases and/or alternative interpretations? 

Weight: 15%

Missing, insufficient, or incomplete response. 

Outline insufficiently  identifies at least one (1) additional line of evidence and relevant biases or alternative explanations.

Outline partially identifies at least one (1) additional line of evidence and relevant biases or alternative explanations.

Outline satisfactorily  identifies at least one (1) additional line of evidence and relevant biases or alternative explanations.

Outline thoroughly identifies at least one (1) additional line of evidence and relevant biases or alternative explanations.

6. 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?

Weight: 15%

Missing, insufficient, or incomplete conclusions. 

Outline insufficiently draws  conclusions, or draws conclusions that are not logical.

Outline shows conclusions that partially follow from the evidence provided.

Outline shows conclusions that mostly  follow from the evidence provided.

Outline shows conclusions that logically follow from the evidence provided.

7. Quality of references.

Weight: 10%

Quantity and / or quality of references are unacceptable.

One (1) or fewer references and / or references are of poor quality.

Two (2) or fewer references and / or the quality of references is questionable.

Minimum of three (3) references and the quality of references is mostly good.

Minimum of three (3) references and the quality of references is good.

 

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