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ASSIGNMENT 3

USING A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH Due Week 9: 120 points

For your final assignment, you’ll complete a short answer activity

in which you will review a research article to identify the research

conclusion. Then, you’ll take another look at that conclusion from

the perspective of one of the major sociological theories. Use the

Assignment 3 template to complete this assignment.

LEARN Review the Article:

“Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food

Choices in ‘Food Deserts’ “

https://news.ncsu.edu/2017/03/money-food-

deserts-2017/

1) What were the key findings and conclusion from the research?

THEORY Remember: The four major sociological theories are Functionalism,

Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, and Rational Choice

Theory. For more information, review Sections 1.8 - 1.12 in your

webtext.

2) Choose one of the four major sociological theories—

Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, or

Rational Choice Theory. (Review the Assignment 3 Cheat

Sheet in the Help tab in Blackboard and Sections 1.8 - 1.12 in

your webtext for more information.

a) In your own words, define the theory that you chose.

b) Discuss how this theory relates to the research

findings in the article.

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EVALUATE 3) Use the article to help answer the questions below.

a) What research method was used in the article?

b) What are the advantages and disadvantages of using

this research method? (Your response should be a

paragraph of at least 5-7 sentences.)

See section 2.9 and table 2.1 of the webtext to review

the advantages and disadvantages of the different

research methods.

c) What additional research should be conducted to

learn more about the problem examined in the

article? (Your response should be a paragraph of at

least 5-7 sentences.)

FORMATTING 4) Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

• Use the Assignment 3 template to complete this

assignment.

• References are not required for this assignment as

you will use the assigned article and your webtext.

• Be sure to include your name and the date on the

cover page.

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RUBRIC Grading for this assignment will be based on the following rubric:

POINTS: 120 ASSIGNMENT 3: USING A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH

Criteria

Exemplary

100% - A

Proficient

85% - B

Fair

75% - C

Meets Minimum

Expectations

65% - D

Unacceptable

0% - F

1. Describe the key findings of the researchers and the conclu- sion drawn from the research.

Weight: 20%

Accurately describes key findings and conclusion and includes sup- porting details. Demonstrates strong under- standing by using sociology terms and providing logical, accurate, and concise infor- mation.

Accurately describes key findings and conclusion and includes support- ing details.

Partially de- scribes key findings and con- clusion but some of the supporting details are miss- ing.

Inaccurately describes key findings or con- clusion and sup- porting details are sparse.

Does not de- scribe the key findings and/or conclusion and does not pro- vide supporting details.

2. Use a major sociological the- ory to explain the key findings or conclusion, and address any limitations of the theory.

Weight: 40%

Accurately uses a major sociological theory to explain the key findings or conclusion, and addresses theory limitations with supporting details. Demon- strates strong understanding by using sociology terms and providing logical, accurate, and concise information.

Accurately uses a major sociological theory to explain the key findings or conclusion, and addresses theory limitations with supporting details.

Partially uses a major socio- logical theory to explain the key findings or conclusion, or partially address- es theory limita- tions, but some of the supporting details are miss- ing.

Inaccurately uses a major sociological theory to explain the key findings or conclusion, or inaccurately addresses theory limitations and supporting de- tails are sparse.

Does not use a major sociolog- ical theory to explain the key findings or con- clusion and does not address the- ory limitations.

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POINTS: 120 ASSIGNMENT 3: USING A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH

Criteria

Exemplary

100% - A

Proficient

85% - B

Fair

75% - C

Meets Minimum

Expectations

65% - D

Unacceptable

0% - F

3. Identify the articles limitations and provide additional re- search ideas.

Weight: 30%

Identifies limitations that align with the key findings of the research, and provides addi- tional research ideas that in- clude supporting details. Demon- strates strong understanding by using sociolo- gy terms.

Identifies limitations that align with the key findings of the research, and provides addi- tional research ideas that in- clude supporting details.

Identifies limitations that don’t fully align with the key findings of the research, or provides addi- tional research ideas that lack supporting details.

Identifies only one limitation or limitations that don’t fully align with the key findings of the research, and lack additional research ideas and/or support- ing details.

Does not identify limitations or does not pro- vide additional research ideas.

4. Write in a skillful manner using stated formatting and correct gram- mar and spell- ing.

Weight: 10%

Writing is ex- cellent. Tone is appropriate and demonstrates excellent word choice. Shows exceptional logic, clarity, and stated format- ting. Contains no spelling or gram- matical errors.

Writing is profi- cient. Tone is ap- propriate. Shows logic, clarity, and stated formatting. May contain few or no spelling and/ or grammatical errors.

Writing is satis- factory. Appro- priate and/or consistent tone is developing. Shows moder- ate logic, clarity, and/or stated formatting. May contain more than a few spelling and/ or grammatical errors.

Writing meets minimal stan- dards. Tone is not appropri- ate. Lacking one or more of logic, clarity, and/or stated formatting. May contain many spelling and/ or grammatical errors.

Writing does not meet minimal standards. Tone is not appro- priate. Wholly lacking in logic, clarity, and/or stated format- ting. Contains many spelling and/or grammat- ical errors.