The report must include the following:
Table of contents
Conclusion & Recommendations
Appendix (i.e. copy of your survey, interview
schedule, coding tables, transcripts, etc.)
150 – 250 words
Type of analysis (case study/policy document/blog/media/web or paper)
Population & Response rate (if survey or SPSS dataset)
Software (survey administration ::SPSS)
topic of study
So what?--- What is it, why is it important?
What is the problematic? (Refer back to first couple of lectures) What is the sociological problem?
of the study
state all RQs(?)
How have others studied your topic?
(type of study)
What exactly is your contribution to the current literature on the topic?
◦ Are you conducting an original study or
◦ Are replicating a previous study? If so, in what ways
Not an annotated bibliography—(use themes) Methodology
was the analysis/survey/interview developed?
Questionnaire organization and rationale (use the textbook/lecture notes from SOC483)
did you find your cases?
Sampling/population, time frame, web search engine & newspapers Specific
research method (Narrative, discourse, semiotics or content)
codes and themes used ( summary table )
did you do?
Software (If applicable)
Coding & Recoding/Variables rationale