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Two part (Need on different paper)
I’m attaching two document for part one paper
first document is a sample of the Observation checklist
second document is a sample paper of what the paper should look like

Part One:
Topic Selection and Data Collection Proposal
Requirements(Use as your guide)
Provide a summary of the project focus and present its importance and relevance to the sociological study of diversity.
Choose a current research method that is appropriate and sociological in nature.
Select an appropriate measurement tool: an observation checklist, content analysis, or questionnaire (see Resources).
Summarize three academic sources.
Make a reference to applicable sociological theories and concepts from the course.

The first step in preparing your proposal is to select a topic that interests you, which should be a topic that connects to the themes and concepts of this course. For the final project, you will collect data based on your topic and use this data to understand how people perceive or react to elements of diversity: race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or social class.
A few examples include: Focusing on perceptions of a policy, such as affirmative action or early retirement. Examining a particular social issue, such as gender or age discrimination in the workplace, racial profiling, or interracial relationships. Analyzing how different social groups interact with one another in a particular setting, such as a shopping mall, the workplace, a concert, a sporting event, et cetera. Observing how children of different races, ethnicities, or genders play and interact.There is a fair amount of flexibility for the setting and variable of interest you choose, as long as the topic connects to the sociological study of diversity.
Start here
Once you have chosen your project topic and a tentative data collection tool, complete your proposal by including the following four sections, clearly labeled in your proposal:

Introduction: Write a paragraph that explains what your topic will be, why you have chosen it, and why it is important and relevant to the sociological study of diversity.

Data Collection: Discuss in detail (in 2-3 paragraphs) how you plan to collect data on your topic. Describe the observation tool or the questionnaire you will use to collect your data. A more detailed explanation of this component can be found below, or in the Measuring Diversity in a Social Environment course project description, located in the Resources section.

Resources: Locate three sources you plan to use for your project. Briefly describe each source and why it will be helpful for your understanding your topic. You may use up to two chapters from the course texts or two of our assigned articles. At least one source should be a scholarly article or book from the Capella library. One source can be a popular media source, such as a newspaper article, radio, program, or television news segment found online. Do not use Wikipedia, Buzzle, About, or other encyclopedia-style Web sites, as these are often incorrect and are not considered academically valid.

Theories: Identify at least three sociological concepts or theories that you plan to use to interpret and analyze your findings. Include a sentence or two describing how you will apply these concepts or theories. These concepts or theories should come from the assigned course readings. Examples of concepts include prejudice, stereotypes, minority groups, sexism, cultural pluralism, assimilation, structural mobility, modern racism, social distance, et cetera. Examples of theories include Marx’s and Weber’s theories of inequality, Park’s race relations cycle, Gordon’s theory of assimilation, human capital theory, the scapegoat hypothesis, and the theory of authoritarian personality.

length is 2-3 pages plus the Observation checklist

Course Project Data Collection Guide
For this proposal, you will identify the topic you have chosen, describe the research method and collection tool you will use, and discuss resources you plan to use for your project.There are three basic research methods that you can use to collect the data for this project.
OPTION 2:
Choose any social setting or specific variable that you want to observe. Define the behaviors that you will use to indicate this specific variable as clearly as possible, and create a “checklist” that will allow you to remain consistent across observations. See the Observation Guide in the Resources for an example of data collected using this method. If you choose this method, describe in your proposal how and where you will observe, including how you defined your key variables as a researcher, so that the reader knows exactly how you collected your data. Include a draft of your checklist in an appendix (following the reference list) with your proposal.



part two
Measuring Diversity in a Social Environment
Overall, this course focuses on issues of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, social class, age, or religion in our society from a theoretical perspective. But can we find examples of this in our daily society as we interact with various others? That is the question you will answer in this Measuring Diversity in a Social Environment project as you decide on a data collection process, collect this data, and analyze it in a sociological context. This will give you an opportunity to practice sociological analysis and observation and to examine the society you occupy daily in more detail. After collecting your data, you will write a sociological research report on your findings.
By successfully completing this assignment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and assignment criteria:
1. Competency 1: Describe theoretical ideas of power in relation to policy.
Summarize the research project using sociological language and concepts.
Provide appropriate background discussion and highlight key sociological concepts that pertain to discrimination experienced by a group.
2.Competency 2: Identify historical and contemporary influences of discrimination in American culture.
Recognize historical experiences of discrimination.
Differentiate the varied experience of different social groups.
Identify social trends that influence power.
3.Competency 3: Analyze the effects of social policy using aggregated data.
Determine the best data collection method based on the research questions.
Collect data and prepare charts and tables for analysis.
Correlate data to a social policy position.
Properly document the use of data.
4.Competency 4: Analyze how laws are applied based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, and social class.
Demonstrate the relationship among sociological theories, policies, and concepts.
Examine alternative solutions to diversity issues.
5. Competency 5: Apply diversity strategies in professional, educational, and personal contexts.
Recognize opportunities where diversity is needed to address social problems.
Length of paper: 6–8 page

in addition after Referrence paper
and a 2–3 paragraph summary of your Measuring Diversity in a Social Environment project. Identify your topic and touch on the key points of what you sought to measure, how you measured, and what you found in your research.

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