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SOC 490 (ASH) complete class


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SOC 490 Complete Class
SOC 490 Week 1 DQ 1 Personal and Professional Relevance
SOC 490 Week 1 DQ 2 Methodology for Selecting a Sample Population
SOC 490 Week 1 Capstone Topic Selection
SOC 490 Week 2 DQ 1 Social Theories

SOC 490 Week 1 Capstone Topic Selection
Read the final Capstone Project instructions in the “Components of Course Evaluation”

section of this guide or in the Week Five section of your online course. Each week’s assignment will be a major component of the Capstone Project. Chapters 1 through 3 will guide you in the process of outlining your topic.

SOC 490 Week 1 DQ 1 Personal and Professional Relevance
Your research proposal for your Capstone Project should be written on a topic in which you feel an investment and that also is relevant to fields within the social sciences. What relevance does this issue have in your own life?
SOC 490 Week 1 DQ 2 Methodology for Selecting a Sample Population
Your Capstone Project will focus on a specific sample population for future research. In this discussion, you will need to do two things.

First, explain the attributes of the sample population that you plan to study.

SOC 490 Week 2 Annotated Bibliography
Annotated Bibliography. The purpose of the annotated bibliography is to assist you in developing research analysis skills including critical thinking, writing, and literature research skills. Using the feedback that you received from the assignments and the ideas that emerged in discussions from Week One, focus your research on the specific population you selected and the issue that you connected to this population.
SOC 490 Week 2 DQ 1 Social Theories
There are three primary social theories (functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism) which are used to evaluate social problems. In this discussion board, you are to evaluate the chosen issue/problem that you identified for your Capstone Project from these perspectives.
SOC 490 Week 2 DQ 2 Annotated Bibliography Best Practices
As you approach the end of your academic journey, think back to all the research that you have put into this accomplishment. You have been writing and honing your communication skills throughout your academic tenure. This week your assignment is to create an annotated bibliography. In this discussion board, please present the five most important things you have learned about research in your field of study over your time at Ashford.
SOC 490 Week 3 DQ 1 Psychological Perspectives on Social Issues
A large portion of the social science major is dedicated to the study of individual, group, and social psychology. Social psychology examines how the thoughts and behaviors of individual humans are influenced by the thoughts and behaviors of other humans in the various social groups in which they find themselves. Individual psychological theories focus more on individuals and the thoughts and behaviors that they manifest as relatively autonomous individuals
SOC 490 Week 3 DQ 2 Psychological Reflections on Online Academic Dynamics
Having studied group and individual psychological theories, as a follow up to this week’s first discussion, analyze your online academic experience from one of the perspectives found in social psychology. What group behaviors, beliefs, and interactions influenced your own psychological states and behaviors in the classroom when you began in online education? How did you initially respond to those behaviors? Has your response changed over time? If so, how have you changed? If not, how have you maintained consistency? After analyzing your own psychological and behavioral response to others, please also answer the following two questions.
SOC 490 Week 3 Proposal for Statistical Research Project
Proposal for Statistical Research Project. Having identified a population, an issue/problem that relates to that specific population,and then gathered academic resources that relate to the issue, you will now be asked to propose a statistical research project that directly relates to the social issue you identified for your selected population. Pay special attention to Chapter 7 of the text as well, as it has excellent information on variables that one can adequately test and general designs for experimentation involving statistical analysis.
SOC 490 Week 4 DQ 1 Ramifications of a Solution
If the key issue that you are researching were solved, what would be the historical, psychological, ethical, and social ramifications of this solution? How would the course of history change if this issue were resolved? How would the group psychology of the population you are studying change or how would it need to change in order to solve the problem? How would the ethical relationships within this group or surrounding this group change if this key issue were resolved? And finally, what would be the ramifications in society at large if there was a resolution to this key issue/problem? Would these be positive or negative? Both?
SOC 490 Week 4 DQ 2 Ethical Research in the Social Sciences
Find the most interesting, bizarre, or blatant example of a violation of good ethical conduct in research in the social sciences. Explain the experiment. What theories, ideas, behaviors, or phenomena were being analyzed? What were the attributes of the population that the researchers chose to use for their experiments? What did they do to the population over the course of the experiments? After you have explained the experiment and its procedure, then provide an argument that displays why this research methodology was unethical. Remember to support your arguments with factual evidence and logical reasoning.
SOC 490 Week 5 Capstone Project
Focus of the Capstone Project
Develop a research paper, in which you analyze a key issue facing a population segment in order to propose an area for additional research. Your research will:

SOC 490 Week 5 DQ 1 Final Reflection
This is the final discussion, and because there is only one this week, there will be many tasks. However, they should be quite enjoyable for most of you. In the following discussion, you will reflect on your overall academic experience. Remember that your answers will in no way influence your grade. Instead, they will be used as engines for reflection on what professors and course designers can do to strengthen this program and the components of this program.

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