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.
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.
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. Do not use Wikipedia, Buzzle, About, or other encyclopedia-style Web
sites, as these are often incorrect and are not considered academically valid.
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.
• APA format
• Title Page
• Citations in the body of the paper to correspond with the sources on your
• Separate reference page, listing the full information in APA format.
• 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
• 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
• Cite sources in correct APA format.
• Ensure the proposal length is 2–3 pages.