Santa Monica College Sociology Essay

Instructions: You are writing a 10-12 page essay, typed, double-spaced including a bibliography (works cited page) and title page. It is required to cite readings, lectures, and film clips/films from each week (Week #1 – 5). You should have a minimum of 10 sources –from a variety of class sources (e-lectures, readings, links, videos, discussions). <— These are all linked at the bottom of this page or in WEEK 1,2,3, and Resources file added below, need to use all resources given. NO PLAGIARISM!!!! It is MANDATORY to use the links given AND also it is MANDATORY to use the file named WEEK 1,2,3, and 4 RESOURCES

Please write two separate essays (5 to 6 pages each) based on Question #1 and Question #2. It may be in two separate documents OR one document. If one document, you may have just one “Works Cited.” If you submit two separate documents, please include a “Works Cited” for each document (each essay). Please be very clear that these are two separate essays!

Question #1:

What is the significance of doing sociological research? What are the ways of knowing? Discuss at least four “ways of knowing.” How does sociology fit into these “ways of knowing?” Incorporate in your analysis how “objective knowledge” and “subjective knowledge” play a role. How would you incorporate the sociological imagination into your sociological research topic? Give some examples. What makes sociology a science? How is a sociological understanding of the world different from opinions? How do sociologists makes sense of dialectics when conducting research.

Question #2:

Select and research two of the following sociological and/or social scientific studies that have already been conducted:

a). The 1932 Tuskegee Experiment

b). The 1970 Tearoom Trade

c). The 1971 Stanford Experiment

d) The 1974 David Takeuchi Marijuana Study

e) The 1962 Milgram Study

f). The 2014 (Swedish) Domestic Abuse in the Lift Experiment

g). The 2009 Ethnicity and Job Application Experiment. (Researchers from the National Centre for Social Research Links to an external site., commissioned by the Department for Work and Pension (DWP),

h) 1924-1932 The Hawthorne Factory Experiments

Compare and contrast these studies. What are the purposes of these studies? What were the hypotheses of these studies? How did the researchers define the problem. What variables were being examined? How did he/she/they conceptualize and operationalize his/her/their variables? What research method/methods were used to collect data? Did he/she/they use qualitative or quantitative methods? What were they? Were they effective? Were the research projects valid? reliable? What ethical questions were they grappling with, if any? What types of measures did they use? Did they utilize inductive and deductive reasoning? How did they analyze their data? Did they use primary or secondary sources (or both)? Were these studies empirically-based? Did they include human subjects? What were the main findings? How important were these findings? What societal implications did these studies have? If these studies were conducted today, how would they be conducted differently? How would you do your study differently if you were to select a similar topic? Or how would you build on the studies already conducted?

Both essays will be graded based on the following”

1) COMPOSITION (20 points): grammar, syntax, spelling, organization

2) CONTENT (20 points) : information & data

3) CREATIVITY (20 points) : originality of approach and ideas

4) CRITICAL ANALYSIS (20 points): sociological imagination

5) CITATION (20 points) : sources; references of each textbook, each film clip, online Canvas posts, class lectures/discussion, bibliography/works cited -page. Outside readings and sources are always welcome. However, students are being evaluated for how well you understand the class materials and class content. Students will be graded according to their demonstrated knowledge of the class materials and class content.

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