Social Problem Analysis Paper (Group Project)

 

Mock File of the Social Problem Analysis Paper Download this file for appropriate APA format and appropriate headings. Replace "gray shading" with with your own words--then remove "gray shading." (Note: This is a Microsoft Word file.)

Grading Information 

APA Format                                                                                                                                                     100 pts.

This includes using the Social Problem Analysis Paper Layout and the Social Problem Analysis Paper Layout Descriptions listed on the following pages. Standard APA style and format is required throughout this paper.

See instructor for specific instructions in citing sources (page numbers are always included).

Courier New font at 12 point size is required for this paper.

Content                                                                                                                                                             350 pts.

The quality of this paper is determined by the ideas and details under each heading. Quality is determined by actual concepts as well as clarity. The reader should be able to clearly understand each concept discussed under each heading.

 

Grammar, spelling, and sentence structure                                                                                                   50 pts.

Total                                                                                                                                                                 500 pts.

Adjustments to the Group Grade

The Social Problem Analysis Paper will receive a group grade (which will be include alterations per the group class presentation of this paper). However, near the end of the semester the facilitating instructor will ask each group member to evaluate the percentage workload of all members of the group. This will be tabulated and the group grade will be adjusted for each member of the group.

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Click here for an example of the Work Evaluation Sheet for the Social Problem Analysis Paper. (Note: This is a Microsoft Word file.)

Submitting the paper to the instructor:

Social Problem Analysis Paper Layout

Title Page

Abstract Page

Paper must be at least 20 pages in length (in addition to the Title Page, Abstract Page, References, and Appendix)

Social Analysis of Title

Background of this Social Problem

Sociological Paradigms

Order Paradigm

Pluralist Paradigm

Conflict Paradigm

Sociological Solution to Solving Social Problem

Proposed Solution and the Christian Worldview

End of Text

References

Appendix

 

Social Problem Analysis Paper Layout Descriptions

Title Page Use standard APA format.
Abstract Use standard APA format.
Social Analysis of Title This is a general heading only. Replace TITLE with actual title of the social problem being reviewed. Give a brief overview of the history of this social problem. Cite sources where information was found.
Background of this Social Problem Present the social problem. Give a historical background as well as a present, current status of the social problem. Discuss the various viewpoints regarding the social problem. Answer this question in the narrative: Why is this a social problem? With clarity of thought, answer this question by using the official sociological definition of a social problem.
Sociological Paradigms This is a general heading only.
Order Paradigm Discuss the social problem from the view of the order paradigm. Illustrate clarity of thought in this discussion.
Pluralist Paradigm Discuss the social problem from the view of the pluralist paradigm. Illustrate clarity of thought in this discussion.
Conflict Paradigm Discuss the social problem from the view of the conflict paradigm. Illustrate clarity of thought in this discussion.
Sociological Solution to Solving Social Problems Give at least one possible sociological solution to this social problem. Connect this solution to at least one of the sociological paradigms discussed in the previous section. The instructor will be looking for creativity in this section.
Proposed Solution and the Christian Worldview How does the proposed solution fit into the Christian worldview? Develop a logical response to this question. The instructor will be looking for logic, specificity, and clarity in this section.
References This section will require at least thirty sources.

Minimum requirements regarding the thirty sources:

(a) at least 20 of the 30 must have copyright/publishing dates since 1996

(b) at least 5 of the 30 must be in the form of a published professional book

(c) at least 5 of the 30 must be in the form of a journal article from a professional journal

Only list references that are cited within the body of the paper. Use standard APA format.

Appendix This paper requires an Appendix. Appendix will need to have a title under the centered heading of Appendix. This appendix will include copies of the actual sources cited within this paper. For books, include title page and copyright page and at least one page of text with cited information highlighted. All sources must be clearly identified. See instructor for more information. Use standard APA format.