This video is a brief introduction to the SOC101 research project and how the library can help with your research.
Complete project instructions are available in your course shell in BrightSpace
For your final you will produce a research proposal, for which you will conduct some literature research and a cumulative overview of the semester’s efforts.
Identify the sociological topic that you are interested in researching
Pose a research question you have for this sociological topic
Find two (2) peer-reviewed academic journal articles related to your research question
Find additional Data on your topic
Prepare a Presentation on your findings
Use the library databases (see the Finding Articles tab) or one of the recommended online sources (see the Online Resources tab) to research your topic.
Directions on how to create an Journal Article Report and examples, can be found under the Journal Article Report tab.
You can find information about APA format under the Citing and Plagiarism tab on this guide.
To get help with research on your country from a librarian either in person, by phone, email, text, or chat. Look under the Get Help tab to see how to contact the librarian who taught your library session and get information on library hours.
If you need additional information on your assignment and specific due dates, check BrightSpace first, THEN ask your professor.
This is a very abbreviated version of the project. You cannot complete the assignment using only the information below
You have been assigned a multi-part project. It will consist of:
1: A Research Question on a sociological problem relating to inequality.
Explain the role of sociological perspectives, social institutes and social structures as they relate to your topic.
2: Journal Article Reports
Summarize and evaluate articles on scholarly research relating to your topic.
3: Research Proposal
Prepare a research proposal. The proposal will include a literature review, relate your research topic to appropriate sociological theories and include a suitable methodology for conducting research.
4: Background Data
Find statistics or other data to ground your topic and to use as a visual in your presentation.
5: Research Proposal Presentation
Explain your topic and proposed research study to the class. Presentation should include a slideshow.
Slideshow visuals should be informative. See the FIND ADDITIONAL DATA tab for more information on how to search for (and cite!) this type of information.
Source: Kaiser Family Foundation. (2018, December). Barriers to Healthcare among Nonelderly Adults by Insurance Status, 2017 [Infographic]. http://files.kff.org/attachment//fact-sheet-key-facts-about-the-uninsured-population
NOT an informative visual (this is a decoration):