Revolutionary social movements
Reactionary social movements
40 / 40 pts
(TCOs 1, 2, 3, and 4) Explain the steps in the process of carrying out sociological investigation. What
specific questions must be answered as a researcher moves through their investigation?
Answer should include: What is your topic? What have others already learned? What,
exactly, are your questions? What will you need to carry out research? Are there ethical
concerns? What method will you use? How will you record the data? What do the data
tell you? What are your conclusions? How can you share what you’ve learned?
40 / 40 pts
(TCOs 3 and 8) You have been asked by a committee of student success coaches to investigate why the
rate at which freshman students post to their course threaded discussions is lower than the rate for other
groups of students. Explain how the structural-functionalist perspective would analyze and explain the low
posting rate. (In other words, consider the contributing factors that the structural-functionalist perspective
would focus on in trying to explain the reasons for the low rate of students posting to their threads.) Then
discuss a solution that a functionalist might use to encourage freshman students to post.