In this Portfolio Project, you are creating a sociological research proposal, imagining a scenario where you are completing this proposal with students in a college-level Introduction to Sociology class.
You will be creating pieces or components for this final Portfolio Project throughout SOC101, in the Portfolio Milestones in Weeks 3, 4, 5, and 6. This week, Week 8, you will construct new pieces for the final proposal as well as compile all the components into a final research proposal.
The pieces, then, of the research proposal are as follows: (Please organize your final research proposal submission in this order.)
A 1- to 2-page introduction. (Created in Portfolio Milestone, Module 6.) A 1- to 2-page study description of the specifics of your study including a) the description of your participants (if any), b) the location of the study, c) the duration of the study, and d) the research approach you would use (qualitative or quantitative, or mixed methods). (Created in Module 8.) A 1/2- to 1-page data section describing the data you expect to gather from your research. (Created in Module 8.) An appendix containing the 2- to 3-page annotated bibliography (created in Module 4) and the 2- to 3-page literature review (created in module 5). (Appendix is created in Module 8.) Note that in Week 8, you create the following pieces:
The specifics of your study (1-2 pages), including a description of your participants (if any), the location of the study, the duration of the study, and the research approach you would use (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods as discussed in the Module 1 interactive lecture). The data you expect to gather from your research (1/2-1 page).