A Day in the Life as a Social
This is a written Assignment in which you will address the
Imagine that you are a social scientist. Choose a medical event
that could impact the life of someone you know and explore it from one of the
social science professions as listed below. For privacy
reasons, do not disclose any real medical event or the name of an actual person.
Part 1: Choose a profession
The list of professions on page five in your text includes:
- Political Scientist
Part 2: Choose a medical event, such as
cancer. Remember, for privacy reasons, do not connect the event to the name of
an actual person.
Part 3: Assume the role
Chapter one in your text describes the methods that social science
professionals use in the field. Use the following outline to explore the medical
event as a social science professional. Refer to pp.14
-15 in your text, Social Science: An Introduction to the Study of
Society, Fourteenth Edition, for more details.
- Define the problem.
- Review the literature and research. Use
the Kaplan Library to familiarize yourself with the way other professionals have
discussed the event.
- Formulate a hypothesis.
- Imagine how you would solve the problem
from the viewpoint of your chosen profession for this Assignment.
Whenever you are doing your research, it is helpful to jot down
notes as you read. This way you remember the important points and do not have to
go back and reread. When taking notes, make sure you are careful to mark any
word-for-word excerpts with quotation marks. This will remind you that these are
exact quotes from the reading and so will either need to be correctly quoted and
cited or paraphrased and cited. This will help you avoid plagiarism when you go
to write your paper because you will know where all your information came
Kaplan University Writing Center. (2011). Writing a thesis
statement. Retrieved from https://kucampus.kaplan.edu/MyStudies/AcademicSupportCenter/WritingCenter/WritingReferenceLibrary/WritingTypesAndTools/WritingAThesisstatement.aspx
Be sure to get a full APA formatted citations for your reference
page while you are reading the articles in the Kaplan Library. Simply click
“Cite” and choose APA format for the citation.
Part 4: Write your paper
When you are ready to compose your paper, gather your findings in
an organized fashion. Write your paper in APA manuscript format. Be sure to use
proper citation for your research.
Your project should be 750-1000 words in length and adhere to the
- Double spaced
- Written in size 12 font – Times New
- 1 “ margins on all sides
- Separate cover page and reference