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              ASSIGNMENT 1                                                       

REVIEWING RESEARCH AND

MAKING CONNECTIONS

Due Week 4:  110 points

 

For your first assignment, you will complete a short answer activity in which you will analyze the article following the Ask, Research, Learn, Do process. This process was introduced in your webtext as a simplified version of the sociological research process. It’s a useful tool to help you think critically, answer questions, and solve problems.

 

REVIEW THE RESEARCH

Review the Article

 

“Most Americans think the government could be monitoring their phone calls and emails” http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/09/27/mostamericans-think-the-government-could-be-monitoringtheir-phone-calls-and-emails/

 

USE THE RESEARCH

Use the research information presented in the article to answer the questions below. You should write four paragraphs, one for each step listed in bold. Use the Assignment 1 template to complete this assignment.  Refer to Chapter 2 of the webtext as necessary.

  1. Ask:

 

  • What was the topic of the research?

 

  • Who was studied in the research?

 

  • What was the research question that was answered by the information in the article?

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Research:

 

  • What research methods were used?

 

  • Summarize the process researchers used to collect data.
  1. Learn:

 

  • What were the key findings of the research?

 

  • What conclusion was drawn from the research?
  1. Do:

 

  • What are two additional follow-up questions that you have based on this research?

 

  • Why did you choose these follow up questions?

 

FORMATTING

5) Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: 

 

 

  • Use Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.

 

  • References are not required for this assignment as you will use the assigned article and your webtext.

 

  • Be sure to include your name and the date on the cover page of the template.

 

RUBRIC

Grading for this assignment will be based on the following rubric:

 

 

POINTS: 110

ASSIGNMENT 1: REVIEWING RESEARCH AND MAKING CONNECTIONS

 

Criteria

 

Exemplary

 

 

100% - A

 

Proficient

 

 

85% - B

 

Fair

 

 

75% - C

 

Meets Minimum

Expectations

 

65% - D

 

Unacceptable

 

 

0% - F

1. Ask

 

Identify the re- search topic, the people studied, and the research question.

 

Weight: 22%

Identifies the re- search topic, the people studied, and the research question. The information pro- vided is accurate, provides rele- vant details, and demonstrates understanding by using sociology terms. There are no errors or omissions.

Identifies the re- search topic, the people studied, and the research question. The information pro- vided is accurate and provides relevant details. There may be small errors or omissions.

Partially identi- fies the research topic, the people studied, and the research ques- tion. The informa- tion provided is generally accu- rate, but some relevant details are missing or one question is answered incor- rectly.

Insufficiently identifies the re- search topic, the people studied, and the research question. The information pro- vided is mostly inaccurate and/ or two or more questions are answered incor- rectly.

Does not identify the research topic, the people studied, or the research ques- tion. The infor- mation provided is incorrect.

2. Research

 

Identify the re- search methods and summarize the research process.

 

Weight: 22%

Correctly identi- fies the research method(s) used and summariz- es the process researchers used to collect data. Provides a de- tailed description of the complete research process.

Correctly identi- fies the research method(s) used and generally summarizes the process researchers used to collect data. Provides a general description of the research process.

Correctly identi- fies the research method(s) used and summarizes the key steps of the process re- searchers used to collect data. Pro- vides a high-level description of the research process, but does not include sufficient details.

Insufficient- ly identifies the research method(s) used and does not provide a com- plete  summary of the process researchers used to collect data. The description of the research process is miss- ing key steps.

Does not identify the research method(s) used and does not summarize the process re- searchers used to collect data. The information provided is incor- rect.

 

POINTS: 110

ASSIGNMENT 1: REVIEWING RESEARCH AND MAKING CONNECTIONS

 

Criteria

 

Exemplary

 

 

100% - A

 

Proficient

 

 

85% - B

 

Fair

 

 

75% - C

 

Meets Minimum

Expectations

 

65% - D

 

Unacceptable

 

 

0% - F

3. Learn

 

Describe the key findings of the researchers and the conclusion drawn from the research.

 

Weight: 22%

Accurately describes key findings and conclusion and includes sup- porting details.

Demonstrates strong under- standing by using  sociolo- gy terms and providing logical, accurate, and concise informa- tion.

Accurately describes key findings and conclusion and includes sup- porting details.

Partially de- scribes key findings and conclusion but some of the sup- porting details are missing.

Inaccurately describes key findings or con- clusion and sup- porting details are sparse.

Does not de- scribe the key findings and/or conclusion and does not pro- vide supporting details.

4. Do

 

Propose 2 fol- low-up questions and an explana- tion.

 

Weight: 22%

Proposes 2 fol- low-up questions that are aligned with the key findings of the research, and provides a logical explanation that includes supporting details. Demon- strates strong understanding by using sociolo- gy terms.

Proposes 2 fol- low-up question that are aligned with the key findings of the research, and provides a logi- cal explanation that includes some details.

Proposes 2 fol- low-up questions that are not fully aligned with the key findings of the research, or the explana- tion is missing details.

Proposes 1 to 2 follow-up questions that are not fully aligned with the key findings of the research, or the explana- tion is missing details.

Does not pro- pose 2 follow-up questions or does not align with key research findings and does not provide details.

5. Write in a skillful manner using stated formatting and correct gram- mar and spell- ing.

 

Weight: 12%

Writing is ex- cellent. Tone is appropriate and demonstrates excellent word choice. Shows exceptional

logic, clarity, and stated format- ting. Contains no spelling or gram- matical errors.

Writing is profi- cient. Tone is ap- propriate. Shows

logic, clarity, and stated formatting. May contain few or no spelling and/ or grammatical errors.

Writing is satis- factory. Appro- priate and/or consistent tone is developing. Shows moder-

ate logic, clarity, and/or stated formatting. May contain more than a few spelling and/ or grammatical errors.

Writing meets minimal stan- dards. Tone is not appropri- ate. Lacking one  or  more

of logic, clarity, and/or stated formatting. May contain many spelling and/ or grammatical errors.

Writing does not meet minimal standards. Tone is not appro- priate. Wholly lacking in logic, clarity, and/or stated format- ting. Contains many spelling and/or grammat- ical errors.

 

 

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