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Your assignment is to read, discuss, and evaluate a professional sociology research article focused on a specific issue related to human sexuality.
Your answer should total a minimum of 2000 words; post your word count at the top of the page
IMPORTANT: For this assignment you are to put your article’s ideas into your own words; do not direct quote; rather, state the ideas in your own words/summarize. You will not receive credit if you do direct quoting from the article.
THE FOLLOWING ARE SPECIFIC SECTIONS THAT MUST BE COVERED:
What is the title of the article? Who is (are) the author(s) of the article? What is the name of the professional journal the article was published in? What was the date of publication? (This information should be in complete sentences).
1) Statement of the Problem/Topic
What is the research problem/topic? In other words, what is the author investigating?
2) Social Theory
Does the author state a specific social theory that is being investigated? Does a specific social theory emerge from the study? If the author does not explicitly state/refer to a theory, then state that the author does not explicitly state a theory. Then elaborate on the research topic, exactly what is the author studying?
What references does the author make to previous research on this topic? Discuss the previous research findings that are mentioned in the article. Here be sure to include parenthetical citations just as the original article does. Remember for this assignment you are to put ideas into your own words; do not direct quote, rather, state the idea in your own words, then include the parenthetical citation. Example: Research shows that men and women strippers pose in different ways and reveal our society’s ideas about gender (Katz 2006).
What are the major variables in the study? In other words, what are the specific issues being investigated?
2) Hypothesis/Hypotheses or Research Question
What is the major hypothesis of the study? If the author does not propose a hypothesis, then elaborate on what is the specific research question being investigated?
Who was included in the study? How many individuals were included in the study? What is the sampling technique?
4) Research Method
Which method(s) is used for collecting the data? When and where were the data collected? Who collected the data? What type of data analysis was used (quantitative such as statistics, qualitative such as grounded theory for interviews, etc.)?
CONCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
What conclusions were drawn from this study? Are the hypotheses supported? If the hypotheses are not supported, is there an explanation for this deviation? Were tables/charts/etc. presented in the results? If so, what information was contained in these tables/charts/etc.?
First, discuss the limitations of the study as noted by the author. Second, you must offer your own ideas of this study is limited. How would you modify this study to address the concerns of the author and/or you?