For this study, the research question is: • Are the rising occupational injuries in undocumented workers an impact of the current Workers’ Compensation System laws in states that have a high increase in migrant workers, such as Texas and Florida? Instructions: Perform a literature review on the attached peer-review article and reference how the findings may relate to a increase in occupational injury in Latino/undocumented workers.
SCENARIO: Imagine that you work for a nonprofit organization that is focused on increasing diversity in community groups in your area. Your supervisor asks you to develop a sociological study concerning topics of diversity and collaboration in a specific community group of your choice. Eventually you will prepare to share your research with colleagues.
ASSIGNMENT: For this Touchstone, you will begin by formulating a question about diversity in a community group that you have access to. Then you will use the steps of the scientific method to prepare a research plan, including a bibliography for a literature review. As you learned, sociologists follow the scientific method so that their results are both scientifically valid and useful to the greater sociological community. A literature review allows researchers to learn from completed studies and to build upon their conclusions.
Use the following Touchstone template to fill in your research plan as you develop it. When you have finished, submit this template to move on to the next unit.
Touchstone 1 Template
Touchstone 1 Sample
Step 1: Pick a Topic
Select a community group to study. Some examples of community groups you might explore include:
An activity-based group like a book club, a soccer team, or a community choir
A religious or ideological community such as a church congregation or a local political party
A community organization like a Parent Teacher Association (PTA), a neighborhood association, or the volunteer committee at a local soup kitchen
An identity-based organization such as a social club for veterans or a fraternal type organization
It should be a group in which membership is voluntary and recreational. Avoid:
Ethnic or racial categories
You might wish to choose a group that you are a part of, or you might not. You can use your personal experience with the group to form the basis of your research question. Or you can ask members of the group about their experiences, which will help you develop your research question.
In the template, write a paragraph (approximately 6-8 sentences) describing the community group you have chosen. In particular, be sure to answer the following questions:
What is the community group?
What are the attributes or characteristics of this community group? (e.g. What activities does this group do together? What element of the members’ interests or identities brings them together? How is membership in the group defined, if at all?)
What kind of experience with or access to this community group do you have?
Step 2: Ask a Question
Next, you will formulate a question related to this group, and to topics related to diversity and/or collaboration. You might think about diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, socioeconomic status, or along multiple intersecting identities. Be sure to use what you learned in Unit 1 about the ways sociologists ask questions.
What are the challenges of a mom’s community organization in appealing to moms with children of different ages?
How does a group of car enthusiasts reach out to the surrounding community to get support for their events?
How has the Boy Scouts accepting girls impacted their mission and programs?
Do gender segregated sports teams for kids help maintain traditional gender roles?
In the template, write the question you have formulated for your study. Be sure to identify the Independent and Dependent variables and identify them correctly. (HINT: Refer back to Lesson 1.3.3: Asking Questions and Lesson 1.3.5: Formulating a Hypothesis for help.)
Step 3: Prepare a Bibliography
Finally, you will begin developing a bibliography for a review of the existing literature that relates to your question. Before conducting a full literature review, a sociologist will build a bibliography, or a list of potential sources that they will read and study in greater depth in the review.
Collect 4-6 articles, books, or other resources that relate to your question and list them in your template. You don’t have to look into these materials in depth right now! You’ll review this literature more closely in a later Touchstone, and you will also be exposed to additional relevant research and frameworks in Unit 3. You’ll also be able to add to or amend your bibliography before your Touchstone in Unit 3.
Attributes of good readings for your literature review:
They are academic, scholarly works about research findings or they are reliable journalistic reporting based on scientifically credible and reliable data.
They should have been published in the last 20 years—unless they are a landmark work on the topic and provide important background or as a comparison.
They look at different sides of the argument and a variety of perspectives.
They do not have to be written by sociologists or published in sociology journals, but they should be academic and not popular works.
Where to find readings: More than likely you will use a major search engine like Google Scholar. Start your search by identifying key search terms related to your research question, to generate relevant results. Google Scholar specifically searches scholarly literature. However, keep in mind that much of this literature may have limited or paid access. Another good place to search is in a public library or university library catalog or database. You might also want to try regular Google, but you will have to be careful to screen your results and make sure you only select academic sources. Whichever way you choose to search, make sure that you are selecting credible sources.
What makes a source credible? Credible sources are written by authors who are well known in their field. They are based on scientific data—not opinions or with biased observations. Sources should be from reliable outlets, like major publishers, universities, think tanks, and credentialed current practitioners. (HINT: Refer back to Lesson 1.3.4: Researching Existing Sources for more guidance.)
How to format sources in your bibliography: Sociologists use American Psychological Association (APA) format for their research. However, you will use a more simplified method to format sources for your bibliography. You will include five key elements for each source, with each element separated by a period:
Publisher and publication date
Title of the source, in quotation marks
Page numbers (if applicable)
Source’s location for web-based texts (URL)
EXAMPLE Alireza Behtoui. Journal of Sociology, 2015. “Beyond social ties: The impact of social capital on labour market outcomes for young Swedish people.” p. 711-724. journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1440783315581217
A. Write an evaluation essay (suggested length of 2–4 pages). In your essay, do the following:
1. Respond to the given topic.
2. Provide an effective introduction.
3. Provide an appropriate thesis statement that previews two to four main points.
4. Develop each of the main points with appropriate support in the body of your essay.
5. Provide an effective conclusion.
B. Include at least one academically credible source in the body of your essay.
1. For your sources, include all in-text citations and references in APA format.
C. Demonstrate professional communication in the content and presentation of your submission.
I have to edit my resume to the job I choose on indeed.com. The job is US. Customs and Border Protection.
This week, we are going to use the discussion forum as a chance to practice for the annotated bibliography assignment. The exercise you do here is VERY CLOSELY related to what you will be expected to do for the annotated bibliography that is due October 21st.
Each one of you should have chose to either watch “The Pill” documentary, read Shannon et al, or read the Scientific American/Slate articles in addition to reading the article by Emily Martin. I want you all to now search for 2 external sources that speak to the issues described in your chosen piece, and tell us how that source adds to the discussion of these issues. One of these sources HAS to be a research article. The other can be whatever you want it to be, but treat sources with care.
Once you have selected your sources, please complete the following steps:
1. Cite the source using a professional format of your choosing (e.g. Chicago, APA, MLA, etc). There are tons of resources out there for learning about citation if you are not already familiar. Use this link if you need guidance to these sources — (https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/guides/writing/documentation-citation#multiple)
2. Provide a summary of the source. First, label the type of source this is (e.g. research article, perspective piece, news article, video media, podcast, etc). This should include 2 sentences on the background and main narrative of the source, and 2 sentences on the main points/arguments made by the source.
3. Tell us how this source contributes to the discussion of gender and science. There are two parts to this. First, tell use how your source contributes to discussions on gender and science in your chosen instructional material. Then, show us how it contributes by connecting the ideas, main points, arguments, and/or narratives of your sources to the instructional material you chose to engage with (2-3 sentences).
Some examples of what you could ask yourself when considering what a contribution looks like: Does your source add new evidence for us to consider? Does your source agree/disagree directly with what was argued in your chosen material? Does yourself provide a new perspective/idea we should consider? Does your source ask some new questions that are important for use to consider? (Hint: these are not mutually exclusive questions)
4. Explore some of your classmates sources, and choose one post to comment on. Tell that person how the source they have chosen has positively contributed to your learning on the subject of gender and science. Did their source provide you with a new perspective? New evidence? New questions?
NYU was founded on the belief that a student’s identity should not dictate the ability for them to access higher education. That sense of opportunity for all students, of all backgrounds, remains a part of who we are today and a critical part of what makes us a world class university. Our community embraces diversity, in all its forms, as a cornerstone of the NYU experience.
We would like to better understand how your experiences would help us to shape and grow our diverse community. Please respond in 250 words or less.
Post responses by 11:55pm on Saturdays to assigned readings, incorporating appropriate responses to classmates’ questions/responses.
Don’t worry about a cover sheet I have that done. I also have the case typed up. Please edit as needed. I will attach the rubric as well as a sample paper. Please follow the sample format.
I was considering the cognitive behavioral approach as the theory, but if you have another one in mind, please feel free to apply it.
The following is part of a memorandum from the president of Humana University.
“Last year the number of students who enrolled in online degree programs offered by nearby Omni University increased by 50 percent. During the same year, Omni showed a significant decrease from prior years in expenditures for dormitory and classroom space, most likely because online instruction takes place via the Internet. In contrast, over the past three years, enrollment at Humana University has failed to grow and the cost of maintaining buildings has increased. Thus, to increase enrollment and solve the problem of budget deficits at Humana University, we should initiate and actively promote online degree programs like those at Omni.”
Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be answered in order to decide whether the prediction and the argument on which it is based are reasonable. Be sure to point out how the answers to these questions would help evaluate the prediction.
Eddison Electronic Company (EEC) provides electricity for several states in the United States. You have been employed as a cost accountant at this organization. As an expert in costing methods, in this assignment, you will be comparing and contrasting the following:
Full costing or absorption costing
Life cycle costing
Research each method, and respond to the following questions:
What is the definition of each costing method?
Discuss how, when, and if the costing method could be used by EEC.
Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the costing method as it relates to EEC.
After your research is completed, provide a recommendation on which costing method is the best for the growth of EEC.