Sociology week 5

Question description

Writing Assignment (Part 2): Outline and
Preliminary List of ReferencesDue 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.