Instructions for Field Report 4 Assignment - Field Report 4...

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Field Report 4: Assembling Materials for Writing Paper 2 -- Thesis Statement. Data Round-Up, Literature Review, and Interpretations of Findings The fourth and final field report will be due in class and on-line. This report covers territory similar to that you wrote on in report 3, but in this submission, we expect you to give us (and yourself) a thorough and complete picture of the data and scholarship you will be working with for your second paper -- a solid analysis of the social construction of a sociologically significant identity among individuals. Based on the idea of a tight submission of FIVE pages of single spaced text for your notes in this assignment, following the request of the readers that you submit a double spaced document, your FR 4 and data round up could run up to 10 pages – but DO NOT THINK OF THIS AS A TEN PAGE PAPER ASSIGNMENT. THIS IS A BRAINSTORMING AND DATA ORGANIZING DOCUMENT for your paper – essentially these are notes to yourself that the reader will be looking over to steer you away from catastrophe! As in the third Field Report we ask that you be clear about the characteristics of the identity, social role performance, or attitudes and behaviors that define the topic of your investigation. Take the necessary steps to further refine or clarify the social factors (practices, rules, meanings, beliefs systems, or significant others) that you found linked to a given social context that are involved in the construction of that identity. This interim report should have several parts. I: Thesis statement (Three quarters of a page) What claim are you making and supporting about a sociologically significant identity and its development or acquisition among individuals and members of groups? Organize your thinking and the presentation of your data following the simple analytical model of X Y, which describes how some features of the social environment (X) are associated with or contribute to ( ) some set of defining behaviors or attitudes or perspectives of persons that express an identity (Y ).

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