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Research Papers

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  • Organizing Research Paper Handout: Handout explaining general guidelines for how to organize a research paper.
  • Developing a research proposal – graphical outline:  Fantastic handout describing in graphical form the steps to developing a strong research proposal.  Includes 1) Overview of writing a research proposal, 2) Developing a sociological research question, 3) Organizing a literature review, and 4) Proposing the methodology.


Topic selection and research questions



  • Research Questions and Design – Peer Workshop Activity: Activity where students work with their peers to narrow their research questions and set up research designs that focus in on answering their research question.
  • Paper Draft - Peer Editing Activity: Handout to guide students' feedback on their peers' papers.  Designed as a take-home assignment, but could easily be adapted for an in-class workshop activity.
  •  Grad student advice on developing RQs:  Advice from graduate students on developing a research question.  Could be used as material for a handout, or starting point for developing class exercises that encourage students to work through the suggested steps.
  • Literature Review Memo assignment: Assignment leading up to development of a research paper by asking students to summarize existing literature on their topic, in relation to their own project.
  • Peer Review Comment Sheet: Handout to guide students’ review of their peers’ research papers.



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