Instructions attached below: Due 6pm EST June 24, 2015 SOC331 HW3

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Instructions attached below:Due 6pm EST June 24, 2015SOC331 HW3 Questionnaire.doc.25in”> SOCIOLOGY
330RESEARCH METHODSHW3:
Questionnaire (25 points):Due
no later than 11:55p ET on Thursday June 25, 2015 PURPOSE: The purpose of exercise is to develop
a short questionnaire containing both close-ended survey questions and
open-ended questions. Students will go
through the research design process from research question, to survey
construction, to analysis of survey results and theory building using a
peer-reviewed article. Tips on Finding a Peer Reviewed Journal Article may be
found under Lessons>Course Materials>Resources.Requirements:
Your assignment should
include

ALL sections 1-9

This assignment does NOT
have to be written in essay format. You
may organize it by section, question number with question text, and then your
answer.

APA formatting should be
used throughout. Any time your
paraphrase or directly quote a source (such as your article), in-text citations
should be used. A full APA-formatted
reference should be included at the beginning or end of assignment. See Lessons>Course Materials>Resources
for APA Tips.

1.Research Question
(1pt)1)
Develop a clear, specific, sociological research
question that will investigate the relationship between two social
phenomena/behaviors/facts. 2. Conceptual and
Operational Definitions (5pts)2)
Clearly identify the variables in your research
question3)
Identify which variable is your independent variable,
and which variable is your dependent variable.4)
Provide a conceptual definition for each variable.
(i.e. similar to dictionary definition)5)
Describe what ‘type’ of variable each variable is.6)
Provide an operational definition for each
variable. (i.e. how the variable is
going to be measured)3. Hypothesis (1pt)7)
Develop a hypothesis for your research question – a
statement of what direction you believe the relationship between your two
variables will be.4. Questionnaire
Construction (3 pts)8)
Develop 5-10 closed-ended questions (*for groups: 10-15
questions)a.
Some of these should measure basic socio-demographic
characteristics (i.e. age, race/ethnicity, gender, SES)b.
The rest should be indicators for your variablesc.
These should be constructed based on the ‘type’ of
variable you are measuring.9)
Develop 2-5 open-ended questions for to help measure
your variables (* for groups: 3-7 questions)a.
This is going to help provide some rich qualitative
information and serve as a check for the internal validity of your close-ended
questions5. Sampling Design (2
pts)10) Describe
your population, sampling frame, and method11) Describe
your sample6. Administer the
Questionnaire (1 pt)12) Have
3-5 people complete your questionnaire. (*for groups: 10 people per person)a.
This may be done face-to-face where you ask the
questions, the respondent answers, and you record the informationb.
This may be done via a form that people fill out (i.e.
it could have been sent to some friends/family via email or handed to them in
the kitchen)c.
When asking people to complete the questionnaire, you
need to inform them that it is VOLUNTARY, and their identity will be kept
confidential
i.
Do not put a place for name on the questionnaire6. Compile the
results of your questionnaire into a table (1 pt)13) This
provides you with a simple count14) *For
groups only: consolidate data and consult with professor by Week 6 about data
analysis.Sample Table

Indicators

Respondent 1

Respondent 1

Socio-demographic
measures

Age

38

24

Gender

female

Male

Etc.

Variable 1

Measured by Q1

C – neither agree nor disagree

A – strongly agree

Q3

D – disagree

B – agree

Q8 (open-ended)

R1 described their daily activities in the household…

R2 described their daily activities in the household…

Variable 1

Measured by Q2

5 hours

29 hours

Q5

3 days a week

7 days a week

Etc.

7. Analyze the
results of your questionnaire (see chapter 12) (3 pts)15) Provide
descriptive statistics (counts) of the responses16) Identify
trends in the data results17) Conduct
a chi-square test (OPTIONAL)18) How
do these results help you to answer your research question8. Peer-Reviewed
Article (3 pts)19) Find
1 peer-reviewed article that is related to your research question.20) Briefly
describe the article (thesis/research question, hypothesis, methods, findings)21) Compare
and discuss the methods and findings of the article to your own small study9. Discussion (4 pts)22) Briefly
summarize the research purposes, methodologies, and key findings (in a
non-statistical manner) of your study23) What
are the strengths of your study and findings24) What
are the weaknesses of your study and findings25) Discuss
implications for future research on your research question10. Reflection (1 pt)26) Briefly
discuss what you learned about research methods through this assignment.

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