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HW3: Questionnaire (25 points):




HW3: Questionnaire (25 points);Due no later than 11:55p ET on Sunday of Week 7 ? submit using link in Sakai AND using;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 question;3) 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 variables;c. 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 questions;5. Sampling Design (2 pts);10) Describe your population, sampling frame, and method;11) Describe your sample;6. 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 information;b. 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 questionnaire;6. Compile the results of your questionnaire into a table (1 pt);13) This provides you with a simple count;14) *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 responses;16) Identify trends in the data results;17) Conduct a chi-square test (OPTIONAL);18) How do these results help you to answer your research question;8. 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 study;9. Discussion (4 pts);22) Briefly summarize the research purposes, methodologies, and key findings (in a non-statistical manner) of your study;23) What are the strengths of your study and findings;24) What are the weaknesses of your study and findings;25) Discuss implications for future research on your research question;10. Reflection (1 pt);26) Briefly discuss what you learned about research methods through this assignment.;I need help with this paper;Attachment Preview;SOC331 HW3 Questionnaire (1).doc;SOCIOLOGY330;RESEARCHMETHODS;HW3:Questionnaire(25points);Duenolaterthan11:55pETonSundayofWeek7submitusinglinkinSakaiANDusing;;PURPOSE: The purpose of exercise is to develop a...;Additional Requirements;Other Requirements: would like help with this paper


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