Add 3 more pages to a started paper (Work on thesis, add more body, pictures, data) Don’t worry about a conclusion for now
This is the rubric
Case reviews are an inherently accessible form of critical research when done well, as they are done in a real world context, in contrast to a controlled laboratory environment that by definition restricts external contextual factors. The key principle of case review research is the ability to identify and test the causality (cause and effect) between identified variables to answer a larger research question (e.g. Does the federal rehabilitation tax credit program encourage conservation-oriented urban redevelopment? Do conservation standards work on cultural landscapes that are inherently dynamic?) Case reviews differ from the more common term, case studies, as generally the former is deductive (general theory is “tested” by specific case application) while the latter is inductive (specific “cases” inform a larger theory). As you’ll see below, in reality, the lines blur a bit between the two, but for most of what we do, case review is still the most appropriate term. Be sure to focus the paper not just on identifying examples of a particular theme of significance, but what are the intervention and stewardship strategies utilized to conserve these themes of significance.
Topic: Neighborhood Preservation Zones
1. Introduction defining the context and issues related to your topic followed by a thesis statement;
2. Description of the general principles, ideas, and solutions that address these issues;
3. Three case reviews (including at least one international and one local) exemplifying the principles and best practices outlined above;
4. A conclusion, representing your interpretation of the issues, generalized best practices illustrated in your case studies, and their significance based on your newly informed awareness;
5. Works Cited list of references cited in your research (use parenthetical citation method); and
6. A 100-word maximum abstract.
Visual resources (images, diagrams, plans, etc.) should accompany the case study analysis to illustrate your text.
Students will be evaluated on the thoroughness of the research, organization of ideas and information, as well as the clarity of their presentations. The case reviews should be critical evaluations of projects – not just descriptions – illustrating the issues you’ve defined in the introduction. The research paper should be written in a scholarly manner, representing a balanced view and distinguishing your thoughts from those of others through appropriate citation methods. All submissions should comply to the Chicago Manual of Style.
I’ve also asked you to define a thesis to your research that often is generated from a research question, but also can be a clear declaration of the intent or central argument of your paper. This is not a hypothesis (implying a predictable outcome), but rather a guiding thread or orientation device through your entire presentation of information, evaluative criteria, case reviews, and your conclusion.
In your research paper assignment, I’ve asked you to do a literature review (parenthetical numbers 1 and 2 in the syllabus assignment brief) on your topic whose purpose is to introduce and define the context and issues related to your topic. I like to refer to the literature review as “defining the edge of current knowledge”. The literature review should also provide current conservation principles, standards, strategies, etc. that guide appropriate action related to the heritage conservation paradigms discussed in class: Association, Intervention, Stewardship. These should be clearly articulated as a distillation of your literature review that will become the filters or lenses (you pick the metaphor) through which your cases will be reviewed. The key research principle here is critical review: a review with intention and attention to how the evaluative criteria (principles, standards, policies etc.) are tested against the reality of the implemented work, successfully or unsuccessfully. Remember you’re looking for causality, or the relationship between the historic resource and the actions upon it.
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