.) When might it be most appropriate to use an experimental design? What’s the benefit to having both an experimental group and a control group? How do researchers ensure that experimental and control groups are as similar as possible? 2.) What is the “Hawthorne effect,” and how might it impact an experimental design? What are some ways that researchers might control for this effect? 3.) What are the eight sources of internal invalidity? How might they affect the results of a study? With respect to your study, which sources, do you think, would be most problematic? Why? What actions will […]
For this week, you should read Chapter #9 of the Babbie textbook. USE EXAMPLES PERTAINING TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA Individual Discussion Board Questions: 1.) What’s the difference between a closed-ended question and an open-ended question? What are the various strengths and weaknesses associated with both types? Which type will be most appropriate for your research? Why? Provide some specific questions that you will use. 2.) How might social desirability play a role in the wording of survey questions? Why does the method by which a survey is administered (e.g., face-to-face survey, personal telephone survey, automated/machine-based telephone survey, […]
General rules: You are required to submit a commentary of no more than 650 words Prescribed readings: Hans Tammemagi, The Waste Crisis: Landfills, incinerators, and the search for a sustainable future, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999, chapter 12 (pp. 225-241) Baxter, J. (2007). Reassessing the voluntary citing process for a hazardous waste facility in Alberta, Canada 15 year later. In International Conference on Siting of Locally Unwanted Facilities: Challenges and Issues (December, 2007) (pp. 1-12) Suggested questions: Assuming that the government is trying to adopt the voluntary siting mechanism, do you think it is desirable and feasible?
This assignment requires you to conduct an internet search on justice-related services. Identify an existing alternative measures program for adults in Canada. On occasion police and crown prosecutors choose to handle minor criminal charges for first time offenders outside of the court system using an alternative measure. These measures are often referred to as diversion or restorative justice. The top three alternatives are diversion, restorative justice and healing circles. There are over 90 Restorative Justice Programs in BC and over 30 Aboriginal Programs so there is a lot to choose from. To complete the requirements for this assignment, you need […]
COURSE PROJECT OVERVIEW Ethnographic Study: Field Research in a Workplace Setting Objective An ethnography, also referred to as field research, is a qualitative research method in which the researcher can directly observe what goes on at the research site as well as participate, including asking questions. It is a useful method for studying small groups, such as work groups, in their natural setting. Ethnography is the term used by cultural anthropologists for conducting field research. Sociologists tend to use the term field research or participant observation. Ethno means “people” and graphy means “to describe something.” Ethnography is describing people and/or […]
Again use the same research subject of affordable housing. Please use single space and no cover page or header is needed for homework. 12pt Times New Roman APA. Use a reference from Babbie and one other reference. For this week’s research proposal exercise, you will describe, in detail, how you plan to collect your data. For example, will you utilize an experimental approach, a survey research approach, a qualitative field research approach, or an unobtrusive research approach? Describe why your chosen approach is most appropriate. Here, you should complete the specific proposal exercise in the Babbie text that is most […]
http://www.gothicsubculture.com%29.%20/ read this article and answer 2 questions. Answer these two questions. (1) Discuss reasons why this group has been labeled deviant. (2) Apply the labeling perspective to the gothic subculture by explaining how they follow primary, secondary and tertiary deviance.
Answer these questions thoroughly: 1. Would using ex-deviants as counselors to help current deviants change their behavior, work in every case, and for every type of criminal or deviant behavior? 2. In what situations does it do a great job and in what situations would this approach not work or even backfire? 3. What about support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous – do they work for some and not other drinkers?
As the midterm elections near (and pass by the time this assignment is due), there are many policy issues that candidates have taken a firm (or not so firm) stance on. A few of the polarizing topics include health care, the economy, public safety and infrastructure. One policy issue that impacts a significant portion of the populace is education. In the gubernatorial race, Brian Kemp and Stacy Abrams have outlined their respective policies for Georgia with Kemp focusing on childhood literacy and pay raises for teachers, and Abrams focusing on a revision of the state funding formula for public schools, […]
Watch Mean Girl – Movie and answer 5 questions 1. How does Marxist theory apply? Think about how the popular girls in the film (Regina George & her followers) oppress the characters that are considered “losers” or less popular. What would Marx say about the unpopular group (proletariat)? Do they revolt? Why or why not? 2. How does social interaction at the high school lead to phenomena such as groupthink? 3. How do the popular and unpopular groups in the film define their social reality differently? Discuss the elements of social structure such as status (achieved and ascribed), social roles, […]