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Doing Sociological Study (Initial work)

Introduction, Research Questions, and 8-entry Annotated Bibliography

Prepare the following:
- An APA formatted reference list entry for each of the 8 articles that you have found.
- A 1-paragraph summary, following Creswell's guidelines, of each article that you have found.
- A brief rationale for the selection of each item. Within each rationale, identify any gaps in the knowledge or deficiencies that justify your research and whether not the article supports or detracts from existing research.
- An introduction to your proposed study.
- A purpose statement for your proposed study.
- A research question (or questions) and a justification of its viability
- A hypothesis (or hypotheses) and a justification of its viability (if your proposed study is qualitative, thre will be no hypothesis)

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below provides you guidance in the task. Based on your credit, I have come to the assumption that what you are asking for is concise guidance on what you need to do. Being that this is a proposal for a research, you need to have a good outline to follow. I suggest this:

1. Your proposed study Intro - 200 words
2. Purpose statement - 100 words
3. Research questions and justification (you need to be able to explain why the study is viable - for viability you need to check with your current materials) - 100 words
4. Hypothesis - if it is quantitative - 100 words
5. Bibliographic annotation:
a. article 1 - 100 words summary, including relevance to your study
b. article 2 - 100 words summary, including relevance to your study
c. article 3 - 100 words summary, including relevance to your study
d. article 4 - 100 words summary, including relevance to your study
e. article 5 - 100 words summary, including relevance to your study
f. article 6 - 100 words summary, including relevance to your study
g. article 7 - 100 words summary, including relevance to your study
h. article 8 - 100 words summary, including relevance to your study

This outline should yield around 1,300 to 1500 words. In presenting your article annotation, you need to follow this kind of presentation -

(Sample)

Article 1

Author (date)."Article Title", Journal Name, Volume, Issue, Number, pages. Publisher.

-What follows here is the summary of the article and why it is interesting to you and relevant to your study. Essentially, this is about what this article contributes to you in your ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of putting together an initial literature review and an introduction section to present a research idea based on a the question of the relevance of sociological theories in the study of social issues. The solution presents a sample of how to annotate sources and suggests an outline.

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