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For this assignment, you will be required to find a complete report of an original (primary source) sociological research study to evaluate (You are not writing a research paper but beginning a literature review). Appropriate reports should be found in professional journals and books, but you may not use newspaper reports, general magazine articles, or website postings for this assignment. All elements of the research process (Hint: Look for terms such as problem/theory, background, sample and population, measures, methods or methodology, and results/findings, conclusions and references) must be addressed within the report you evaluate. A good rule: If you cannot answer all the questions asked below, then you probably need to continue looking for original research. Library databases can be accessed from the Library tab on MYHACC or from hacc.edu. You must be logged into your MYHACC account to access databases. Once at the library homepage, you can access a course guide and tutorial by clicking on "LibGuides,” then select “Sociology” and "SOC-201 St. Pierre." Look for a sociological topic of your interest (family studies, gender discrimination, global inequality, etc.) Please pick a sociological topic related to your personal life or interest or in support of your work to bring value to this assignment. Once you have located your sociological research study: (1) Read the report, (2) answer the compound 5 questions below, (3) type answers into an MS Word document, and (4) turn in a pdf copy of the article you evaluated and your Word document on the due date to the D2L Dropbox. I must receive both components for grading. Each element of the evaluation will be scored on a 10 point scale for a total point score of 50 (5 x 10= 50). A score of 10 on any element means that all questions are answered and evaluation was thoughtful and complete. A score of 5 means that answers were somewhat incomplete and evaluation needed further development. A score of 0 means that questions were not answered and evaluation was not completed for that element. Please complete the following elements of your evaluation:
"Now is the accepted time, not tomorrow, not some more convenient season. It is today that our best work can be done and not some future day or future year. It is today that we fit ourselves for the greater usefulness of tomorrow. Today is the seed time, now are the hours of work, and tomorrow comes in the harvest and the playtime." ----W.E.B. DuBois