Categories
Sociology

Book reports: students will be required to write two 10-page books report based upon the text white fragility

Book Reports: Students will be required to write two 10-page books report based upon the text White Fragility

Categories
Sociology

You must make one original discussion post and respond to at least one student.

The U.S. has a long history of social movements and protests against the dominant social groups and economic interests in our society (Howard Zinn, 2003). In your opinion, which social movement was or is the most important, and why? How does this social movement help explain the idea of social change within our society? Be concise: one paragraph maximum. Think critically about the material in this module and the textbook. Include at least two concepts mentioned in this week’s module in your response. cite your sources. You must make one original discussion post and respond to at least one student.

Categories
Sociology

Can i use x resource in my paper?

Objective: Write a 5-7-page double-spaced paper that zeroes in on one key development moment in your country’s development history.
Format: 5-7-page paper, 1-inch margins on all sides, double-spaced. If any graphics, charts, or images are used, they must be labeled in a clear and understandable way–you can either place them in the text of your paper or at the end in an appendix and refer to them in the text of your paper. These will not count toward your page totals.
A bibliography is required and is not part of the 5-7-page count. The bibliography should be included at the end with full citations of where you got all the information. See ASA citation guideActions for more details on citation. You may also consult the Purdue OWL websiteLinks to an external site..
Detailed Explanation of Assignment:
Step 1: Refer back to your development history timeline (your first project) and choose one event on the timeline to focus on for this paper. While in theory your key development moment does not have to come directly from the timeline, this paper is essentially asking you to focus in on one of the most major moments/turning points of your country’s development. As a result, I somewhat expect that it would appear somewhere in your timeline/first project.
If you are unsure what to choose (or debating between two moments/events), refer back to some of your sources or do a little digging into more sources on the events you are considering. Choose to do your paper on both what you find most interesting and what you find to be a critical moment in your country’s development history.
As a general rule of thumb, key events will likely take place after 1949 (the beginning of the global development project). They can be more recent (e.g. in the past 10 years) but again, you will need to defend and show/prove that this is a critical event for development in your country. That being said, in most countries, pivotal development projects, policies, and shifts occurred throughout the 50s to the early 90s. Again, you do not necessarily have to pick the event that has the MOST impact–that can be difficult to discern as most countries have multiple key moments–but just be sure to pick one that is indeed a key moment in development.
NOTE: The key development moment you choose CAN be BAD for development too–it does not have to have a positive impact on growth.
Step 2: Once you have chosen a key development moment, start gathering library research on these issues. Look for at least 5 academic/published sources on your development moment and read only the most applicable chapters that help you understand it.
You are seeking to answer the following 3 questions:
Why was this moment so crucial to development (for better or for worse) in your country?
How did this moment come about? What were the conditions that explain its rise/appearance?
What were the results of this moment? How did it change development in your country?
There may be some overlap between 1 and 3, but overall, you have to explain what came before the moment, the moment itself, and then what came afterwards. Question 1 is your overarching thesis and argument. Questions 2 and 3 help you build or answer question 1.
Here is an example outline of what the paper could sound like (with a made up country): Example Outline Key Moment Paper.docxActions
Your thesis should essentially outline the core, foundational answer to these three questions. And the rest of the paper should be devoted to answering each of these questions, perhaps moving through in chronological order what caused the development moment, what the development moment itself was, and what were the results of the moment. This is just one suggestion of how to write the paper, but it fits logically what you are trying to do.
Step 3: Write the paper. Convince your reader of the importance of the development moment you chose by doing the following:
In your thesis, clearly articulate what the main effects/results are of this moment.
Start by explaining how the moment came to exist and what the factors are that allowed it to occur.
Provide the important details of what the development moment was and why it was so important.
Now specifically and in detail explain how the moment caused the results you discussed in the thesis.
As you can tell, the linkages between 2, 3, and 4 are what will establish a credible and provable thesis. This is what you will be ultimately graded on. These linkages do not necessarily have to be found in your library research sources (they can be original arguments or analysis that you connect together using information from your sources). But I imagine at least some of them will draw on what other people have discovered and argued–this is to be expected (you do not necessarily need your own, personal, original argument in this paper).
Make sure that you provide in-text citations to any sentence that is based on an idea that you are taking from one of your sources. Please OVER CITE (cite too much) rather than under cite (cite too little) (i.e. when in doubt, please cite). I am somewhat expecting that a lot of your sentences will have citations because most of your information that you learned for this paper will be based on things that you read.
Remember, anything that you take VERBATIM from the sources must be quoted and cited. In general, prefer paraphrasing over quoting directly unless you intend on discussing the language or word usage of the quotation.
Step 4: Finish off the assignment with your bibliography in ASA format and you are good to go!
FAQs:
What are some good strategies to be successful on this assignment?
READ THE RUBRIC! You’ll notice that a KEY is to not summarize a ton of history, but instead, stick to your argument and throughout the paper, allude back to this argument. Every paragraph needs to clearly be explained as to what it does to proving your thesis. Another way to put it is that the reader should clearly understand how each paragraph relates to establishing and answer one of the three questions that your paper is trying to answer.
While you will be providing context, it should not read like a bland summarization of history, but rather an analytical explanation of the key development moment in your country’s history. You should be doing a lot of explaining the cause and effect of things as it relates to your key development moment.
I don’t really know how to use the library (or I haven’t really had a chance to use the library before). I am also having trouble finding information. What should I do?
If you start your research early, then this really will not be a problem. See our Library Research Tips Page for more.
The easiest answer to this is for you to reach out to a research librarian. You can do that on our library website: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/help/research-helpLinks to an external site.. You can also look up a subject librarian and reach out to them: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/help/subject-specialistsLinks to an external site.. These librarians are absolutely incredible–they know where everything is and if they do not know, they know how to find out where things are! You can also go in-person to the reference center, where there are reference staff and librarians who can help you without any appointment. You can find information about them here: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/doe-library/reference-centerLinks to an external site..
Refer back to the library presentation we had during week two of class! Between all these resources, I am absolutely confident you will have no trouble completing this assignment!
Can I use X resource in my paper? Is it a good source?
Do NOT cite random websites, blogs, or encyclopedic type sources. Instead, any information needs to be resourced from a reputable, published source. If a blog or website has some information that you used, find out where they got it and cite that source. A general rule of thumb is no .com sites (unless you can justify it).

Categories
Sociology

Using the definition you created, what indicators would you use to measure these variables in the real world?

Taking abstract concepts and turning them into measurable variables is an important process in designing a research project. How we conceptualize (i.e. define) and operationalize (i.e. how we will measure) concepts affects our findings. It also affects whether we can compare results with other studies. For example, suppose we define age chronologically as the number of years since birth. In that case, we might operationalize age using the year they were born as a single indicator. If we wanted to be more precise, we might ask for their full birthdate. But this isn’t the only definition possible! In some cultures, age is defined by the Chinese lunar calendar and someone could be 1-2 years older than in our first definition. We might also consider other dimensions of age, such as social, biological, and psychological. This discussion will challenge you to engage in the process of conceptualization and operationalization, and to think about measurement.
Instructions:
For your prompt post, pretend that you are interested in studying binge drinking among college students and academic achievement. Conceptualize your variables, “binge drinking,” “college student,” and “academic achievement,” by writing a definition for each WITHOUT looking at any research on this topic. Using the definition you created, what indicators would you use to measure these variables in the real world? Are any of these concepts multidimensional? If so, what might the dimensions be?
*PLEASE VIEW THE FILES I HAVE UPLOADED THEY WILL HELP YOU BETTER UNDERSTAND THIS ASSIGNMENT BY DEFINING ANY WORDS*

Categories
Sociology

How the u.s. government segregated chicago | [inside chicago, part 1]

Discuss the role of racism, discrimination, and community activism in shaping dominant-minority relations. Cite and explain in detail at least one example from each video and reading and discuss why studying the effects of racism, discrimination, and community activism in African American communities can help to explain historical their group experience with dominant-minority relations in the U.S..
America’s Oldest Black Neighborhood Is Fighting Racist Infrastructure -Video youtube
How the U.S. Government Segregated Chicago | [Inside Chicago, Part 1]
Video
book needed –
Race, Ethnicity, Gender and Class: The Sociology of Group Conflict and Change. By Joseph F. Healey, Andi Stepnick and Eileen O’Brian. Nineth Edition.

Categories
Sociology

How has the structure of this country (or another) help or hurt us politically, economically, and socially

How has the structure of this country (or another) help or hurt us politically, economically, and socially

Categories
Sociology

That is, which regulatory model do you think saxenian would suggest as most appropriate to fostering silicon valley- like success, and why?

PROMPT: Concisely explain Lester & Piore’s distinction between analytic and interpretive approaches as they apply to regulation. Then, consider Saxenian’s account of Silicon Valley and Route 128. Make an argument about which kind of regulatory approach to technology development seems most appropriate given Saxenian’s argument about why Silicon Valley succeeded and Boston faltered. That is, which regulatory model do you think Saxenian would suggest as most appropriate to fostering Silicon Valley- like success, and why? Acknowledge any potential weaknesses or drawbacks to your selected regulatory approach, and concisely note why those weaknesses are nevertheless preferable to the alternative model of regulation, and/or how they might be minimized or tempered by astute policy- makers (like you!).
I have already written the response to this prompt but I need assistance in cleaning it up/editing/rewriting/ etc.

Categories
Sociology

Below.

This is the M06 Discussion Board
Click on reply at the bottom. This will open a dialogue box.
Refer to the discussion board rubric for more information on how to compose your original and response post.
Original Post: Write at least 150 words in response to the following. This is due by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. EST.
Study the two graphs about families and education from Pew ResearchLinks to an external site. below.
1. What is the relationship between education level of parents and whether their children live in a two-parent home (bottom graph #1, below)? Explain why you think this relationship exists.
2. According to graph #2, below, which race/ethnic and socioeconomic groups emphasize the importance of a college degree to their children? Why do you think these groups emphasize it more than the others?
3. How has your family influenced you regarding going to college? Give an example.
Graph #1
Black children and those with less educated parents less likely to be living in two-parent households
Graph #2
Mothers and non-white and lower-income parents place more importance on college degrees

Categories
Sociology

The european parliament has declared the death penalty to be ‘an inhumane, medieval form of punishment and unworthy of modern societies’.”

On page 416 of the textbook, Chaffee states: “In 2003, four countries were responsible for 84 percent of deaths by capital punishment: China, Iran, the United States, and Vietnam. The European Parliament has declared the death penalty to be ‘an inhumane, medieval form of punishment and unworthy of modern societies’.”
QUESTION: Do you agree or disagree with the European Parliament’s assessment of capital punishment?” Explain your answer, and share your thoughts on the photo of an execution chamber, which includes an observation window.
Instructions

Categories
Sociology

What are the units of which this can be measured?

1.Identify two key variables you plan to study. They could be things like, e.g.,social class,sexual orientation,unemployment rate, self-esteem, religiosity, support for gun control, homicide rate.
2. What are the units of which this can be measured? (Individuals? Families? Companies? Cities? Countries?)
3. How many dimensions does each variable have? Could one survey question effectively measure it or would you need more than one?
4. Please publish survey questions (or sets of questions) to measure each of your variables. These are one example of what we call indicators.
5.What level of measurement do your resulting operationalized variables have? Are they nominal, ordinal or interval-ratio? (Hint: each is only one of these.)