Agents of Socialization Project

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    Sociology Self and Socialization Unit: Agents of Socialization Project

     

     

    Prompt: 

    How do Agents of Socialization Affect Who We Are (the self)? 

    And/Or 

    How do Agents of Socialization Affect How We Interact with Society?

     

     

     

    Focus: 

    1. Content: Deeper Knowledge of the Agents of Socialization
    2. Research in Sociology Skills at the Introductory Level; Using the Scientific Method
    3. How to be an effective and contributing member of a social group (groups no larger than 3)

     

    Examples/Models:

    (1) Agent of Socialization: School

    Research Question: 

    How does a student’s academic performance contribute to feelings of belonging in the high school?

     

    Research Method: Surveys and Interviews

    Searching: Library Databases: Current Events: Opposing Viewpoints: academic performance

     

    (2) Agent of Socialization: Family

    Research Question: How does the presence of same-sex parents affect a child’s sense of self-esteem?

    Research Method: Surveys, Interviews, and Existing Sources

    Searching: Google: Same-sex parenting

     

    Assessment Grades for the 3rd Quarter: 9, 16 (Grade 2 & 3 combined) points in Powerschool

    Your grade is earned by successful completion of:

    ___1. Submit Steps 1-5 of the Research Model in hard copy or to the shared Gmail Account.  See website and below for detailed requirements. (9 points)

    ___2. Conduct Steps 6-8 of the Research Model. See website and below for detailed requirements. (14 points)

    ___3. Complete your Group’s Self-Assessment. (2 points) **Detail for each Step Below.

     

    Resources:

     

    • A Sociology Research Model: The Scientific Method

     

      1. Select a Topic and Create a Research Question.
      2. Define the Problem and Discuss why this research should be pursued.
      3. Review the Literature and/or previous research on this topic. ***This is optional and will earn extra credit. 
      4. Formulate a Hypothesis and Define Variables.
      5. Choose a Research Method that best helps you find answers to your Research Question.
      6. Collect the Data.
      7. Analyze the Results.
      8. Share the Results.
    1. Research in Sociology Textbook Chapters 
      1. White Text: Chapter 5, pg. 125-143
      2. Green Text: Chapter 2, pg. 41-69
    1. Ms. Goelz’s Website for Project/Research Tips

     

     

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