Urban Sociology Research

( My topic is Urban Parks and Recreation)
Approved Research Topics for Final Paper (10-pages) 100 Points

Students are required to develop an 10-page research paper on one of the neighborhood effects topics posted on blackboard or one of the urban sociology research topics below, as their final submission. Research for your final paper must be compiled using existing sources (i.e. academic journal articles, government documents, conference proceedings, books etc.) Note: Your paper should focus on New York City (when possible) and be supported with actual photos you have taken while researching the topic. Make sure to include a title page & bibliography in APA format. Points will be deducted for typographical, grammatical, language and punctuation errors. In addition, your final research paper must be presented to the class, electronically prepared using Microsoft PowerPoint and used as your classroom presentation. Both the PowerPoint presentation and your final research paper must be submitted on a CD-R compact disk on the last day of class. Your 10-page paper must be uploaded to e-portfolio immediately following your classroom presentation. Late submissions will not be accepted.

please follow the instructions bellow.

Details on your final 10-page research paper

Below is the outline

I. Introduction

II. Methodology

III. Literature review

IV. Results


The introduction of your paper should include the topic definition in the first sentence with a citation at the end (source, date published). This is where you include background information and explain why it is important to study your topic. Make sure to take a look at the example posted on Blackboard on how to incorporate R1 & H1.

Methodology-The methodology section of your paper should explain how you conducted your research. I have posted “Methods” on Blackboard. Take a look at it and cut and paste it into your paper as the methodology section of your paper. Refer to the Introduction and Methodology example I have posted on Blackboard and so the same thing. It’s my work and you have my permission to use it in your paper. The combined Introduction and Methodology sections should be 3-4 pages in length.

Literature review-As explained in an earlier announcement, the literature is a compilation of what we already know about your research topic. You may use material other than the 4 journal article summaries summaries you are writing. This includes newspaper and magazine articles, web site etc. Make sure all material used in your paper is listed in the bibliography. When putting your literature review together, do not simply insert all the summaries back to back, and consider it a literature review. You must identify the most significant parts of each summary and weave them into a concise coherent discussion of what we already know about your topic. Your literature review should be 3-4 pages in length.

Results-This is probably the most important part of your paper. As stated in an earlier announcement, your research paper is an exercise in hypothesis testing. In the results section you must clearly state one of the following results: 1) “My hypothesis was accepted” (this means my initial dive into the literature, while preparing assignment 1, led me to the right conclusion on significant issues surrounding my topic. 2) “My hypothesis was partially accepted.” This means I inadvertently overlooked an important variable in conducting my research such as gender, social economic status or immigration status. This can vary depending on your topic. Finally, 3) “My hypothesis was rejected.” this means “I was flat out wrong with my hypothesis.” Any three of these result outcomes is perfectly acceptable and your final grade will not be affected. Even if your hypothesis is rejected, you learned something. Many students only read material that supports their hypothesis. This is not a good idea because I already know the answer to your hypothesis. If I don’t, I’ll conduct my own research. I’m impressed more by students who read both sides of issues. Students who do this demonstrate their ability to conduct research from a variety sources and synthesize their finding using critical thinking skills.

Conclusion-In this section you should close out your paper and interject any personal opinions you have.
Note 🙁 there is an example of a 10-page paper ). I attached the file and uploaded for you. See if you need an example of it. Thanks

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