Social Research

Organize part of your term paper (type-written, double spaced between 5 to 7 pages) into the following sections: 1. Defining the problem: a. State the research question. b. State the purpose and rationale for pursuing the topic. 2. Generating hypothesis: a. Establish the relationship of the problem defined in part 1 to established theory. b. Conduct a literature review/annotated bibliography. (Your literature review is directly related to the topic or problem under study, followed by an explanation of how your research question grows out of that review. The purpose of the literature review is to know what others have discovered before you begin your investigation of your own, to ground your study in a particular context of what is known about a subject in order to establish a foundation for the topic (or question) being researched. c. Generate two hypotheses from the literature review. d. State the null and the alternate hypotheses for the two hypotheses you have generated. 3. Conceptualization and measurement: a. Identify independent and dependent variables for both hypotheses. b. Provide a nominal definition for each variable.

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