Class3_Week3_Assignment_Prep - You will submit an eight- to...

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You will submit an eight- to ten-page research paper focusing on a current social problem that is of interest to you. Clearly define the problem. Discuss the different attitudes and views about the problem. Identify an approach to intervene in this problem taking care not to base your conclusion on your own experiences, emotions or personal values. Your intervention strategy must be based on and supported by the research you have done (please review the guidelines listed under the “Academic Research” heading above). You must use at least five sources in addition to your course text. Research Paper Prep Read the instructions for the Research Paper due in Week Five. Topic : Select a topic of interest to you. Thesis : Develop your thesis statement. This will become the point or perspective you will argue or prove in the paper. Please see the Ashford-approved grammar handbook for information on how to develop a solid thesis. Annotated Bibliography : For this paper you need to do research in peer-reviewed journals or other journals that are considered to have reliable information (do not use sources from the secular press, i.e. Time , Newsweek , Parent’s Today ). In addition to the textbook, you need at least five articles from professional scholarly journals and not popular Internet sites (if you do find something on the World Wide Web, it must be authored and be a reliable source). In these journals, the research and information is either reviewed by an editorial team (such as for the Harvard Business Review) or a group of peers (such as in many journals you find through the Ashford University online library). The purpose of the Annotated Bibliography is to assist you in developing research analysis skills including: critical thinking, writing, and literature research skills. The Annotated Bibliography should include the following information for each source: Name of the article, including the complete bibliographic citation, using APA format. Summary/abstract of the article – annotation (sometimes it is helpful to ask yourself the
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 312 taught by Professor Thomas during the Summer '10 term at Ashford University.

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