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Components for the PROJECT Written research paper should include:
a. Introduction: Tell what the overall paper will focus on. Briefly outline the main points of the paper. This section of the paper should include:
b. The thesis statement or Research question: Think about your selected topic area and develop a specific question or thesis statement that you intend to research for the final project. Examples of possible research questions based upon various topics include: how ideas of gender and sexual identity are implanted in technological artifacts? How does technology impact intellectual property, online learning, etc.); how might virtual engagement (recreation, games, dating, family, etc.) be impacted by gender, race, social class, etc; How is technology used in law enforcement that impacts certain neighborhoods (ex. tracking, DNA, crime detection, GPS, etc.)? Does technology impact the quality or accessibility of health care; or music and entertainment (availability, production, ownership, etc.)? This section of the paper should include:
c. The Body of the Paper: Conduct a review of relevant social scientific literature, based upon your topic selection, research question or thesis statement. Select at least 2 articles from social science journals and at least 2 articles from other reputable news sources. These main 4 articles and resources should be different than any that may have been included in the course materials. NOTE:Many sources can be found online, but not all are acceptable to use as sources in your college career. If you are not sure as to whether or not a website you found is a reliable source, send me an email with the URL and I will check it out for you as soon as I can. You are not limited to 4 sources. Citations should be included.
Discuss the significance of the topic and theoretical analysis within the body of the paper that clearly provides history, data, statistics, and facts that help interpret the topic. The main points of your paper should be clearly stated and have examples, details, and explanations to support. Be specific in your explanation: what did you learn from each reading. You will also clearly state how each sociological perspective (Structural-Functionalism, Conflict, Symbolic Interactionism) applies and relates to the topic that you have selected. This section of the paper should include:
d. CONCLUSION: You will need to include a general conclusion will tie everything together. This section of the paper should:
e. REFERENCE LIST page: Include full citations for all resources using ASA formatting.
Other requirements for the written, research paper include:
For part 2 of the final project, you will develop a visual presentation that summarizes the key issues of the topic that you researched. The presentation can be in the form of an infographic or video (3-6 minutes) presentation of the topic and should be timely and interesting. Examples and templates to make videos and infographics are included in the final project resources. The video or infographic must to be uploaded and/or the link to the presentation has to be posted in the dropbox in the eLearn course shell. Avoid paying any subscription fees to use various sites. There are plenty of free software/services that can be used. You can always provide the link if you are unable to upload the presentation to the dropbox.
Your visual presentation (video or infographic) should demonstrate:
Infographic is the choice for part 2