Using a Sociological Approach

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Attached is the instructions for the paper. First Article: Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food
Choices in ‘Food Deserts’
https://news.ncsu.edu/2017/03/moneyfood-
deserts-2017/
The second article: “The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay”
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/03/ge...

Or, the third article: “Bridging a Digital Divide That Leaves Schoolchildren Behind”
https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/technology/fcc-...

ASSIGNMENT 3 USING A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH Due Week 10: 200 points By now, you have practiced and should understand the sociological research process. You also have a good handle on how the major sociological theories explain social issues. Now, it’s your turn to apply this knowledge. For your final assignment, you’ll review a research article to identify the research conclusion. Then, you’ll take another look at that conclusion from the perspective of one of the major sociological theories. Instructions: Complete all three parts of the assignment by following the instructions below. PART A: WHAT DID THE RESEARCHERS LEARN? 1) Article Review: a) Prepare to complete your assignment by reviewing the articles below. Select one for the focus of your assignment. •• Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’ https://news.ncsu.edu/2017/03/moneyfood-deserts-2017/ 1 •• “The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay” http://www.pewresearch.org/facttank/2017/04/03/gender-pay-gap-facts/ •• “Bridging a Digital Divide That Leaves Schoolchildren Behind” https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/ technology/fcc-internet-access-school.html b) Review your selected article several times to familiarize yourself with the content before going to the next step of this assignment. 2) Learn: Use the research information in the article to answer the questions below. You should write at least one paragraph for this step. Refer to Chapter 2 of your webtext as necessary. a) What were the key findings of the research? b) What conclusion was drawn from the research? PART B: WHAT WOULD THE THEORIES SAY? Remember: The four major sociological theories are Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, and Rational Choice Theory. For more information, review Sections 1.8 - 1.12 in your webtext. Use one of the four major sociological theories to explain the key findings in the research article you reviewed in Part A. You should write two paragraphs, one for each question. a) How would this theory explain the key findings or conclusion of the research in the article? b) What limitations does this theory demonstrate in addressing the problem examined in the research article? 2 PART C: WHAT DO YOU THINK? Use your article to help answer the questions below. You should write two paragraphs, one for each question. a) What would you suggest to address this problem? b) What additional research would you conduct to help address the problem examined in the research article? Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements: •• Use Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides. •• Use section headers (Learn, Theory, and Solution) and write left indented paragraphs under each corresponding section. •• References are not required for this assignment as you will use one of the assigned articles and your webtext. •• Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. 3 RUBRIC Grading for this assignment will be based on the following rubric: POINTS: 200 Criteria 1. Describe the key findings of the researchers and the conclusion drawn from the research. Weight: 20% 2. Use a major sociological theory to explain the key findings or conclusion, and address any limitations of the theory. Weight: 40% ASSIGNMENT 3: USING A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH Unacceptable Meets Minimum Expectations Fair Proficient Exemplary Below 60% - F 60-69% - D 70-79% - C 80-89% - B 90-100% - A Does not describe the key findings and/or conclusion and does not provide supporting details. Inaccurately describes key findings or conclusion and supporting details are sparse. Partially describes key findings and conclusion but some of the supporting details are missing. Accurately describes key findings and conclusion and includes supporting details. Accurately describes key findings and conclusion and includes supporting details. Demonstrates strong understanding by using sociology terms and providing logical, accurate, and concise information. Does not use a major sociological theory to explain the key findings or conclusion and does not address theory limitations. Inaccurately uses a major sociological theory to explain the key findings or conclusion, or inaccurately addresses theory limitations and supporting details are sparse. Partially uses a major sociological theory to explain the key findings or conclusion, or partially addresses theory limitations, but some of the supporting details are missing. Accurately uses a major sociological theory to explain the key findings or conclusion, and addresses theory limitations with supporting details. Accurately uses a major sociological theory to explain the key findings or conclusion, and addresses theory limitations with supporting details. Demonstrates strong understanding by using sociology terms and providing logical, accurate, and concise information. 4 POINTS: 200 Criteria 3. Propose a solution and additional research ideas. Weight: 30% 4. Write in a skillful manner using stated formatting and correct grammar and spelling. Weight: 10% ASSIGNMENT 3: USING A SOCIOLOGICAL APPROACH Unacceptable Meets Minimum Expectations Fair Proficient Exemplary Below 60% - F 60-69% - D 70-79% - C 80-89% - B 90-100% - A Does not propose a solution or does not provide additional research ideas. Proposes a solution that isn’t fully aligned with the key findings of the research, or the supporting details for the additional research ideas are sparse. Proposes a solution that isn’t fully aligned with the key findings of the research, or the additional research ideas are missing details. Proposes a solution that is aligned with the key findings of the research, and provides additional research ideas that include supporting details. Proposes a solution that is aligned with the key findings of the research, and provides additional research ideas that include supporting details. Demonstrates strong understanding by using sociology terms. Writing does not meet minimal standards. Tone is not appropriate. Wholly lacking in logic, clarity, and/or stated formatting. Contains many spelling and/or grammatical errors. Writing meets minimal standards. Tone is not appropriate. Lacking one or more of logic, clarity, and/or stated formatting. May contain many spelling and/ or grammatical errors. Writing is satisfactory. Appropriate and/or consistent tone is developing. Shows moderate logic, clarity, and/or stated formatting. May contain more than a few spelling and/ or grammatical errors. Writing is proficient. Tone is appropriate. Shows logic, clarity, and stated formatting. May contain few or no spelling and/ or grammatical errors. Writing is excellent. Tone is appropriate and demonstrates excellent word choice. Shows exceptional logic, clarity, and stated formatting. Contains no spelling or grammatical errors. 5
The 4 major sociological theories Functionalism: The view that social institutions are important for their contributions to social stability. The functionalist perspective is very conservative and skeptical of rapid social change. Conflict Theory: The view that society is composed of groups with different interests arising from their placement in the social structure. Conflict theory is the opposite of functionalism. Conflict theory proposes that various parts of society contribute to ongoing inequality, whereas functionalism proposes that various parts of society contribute to its stability. Conflict theory is a progressive perspective that is in favor of social change. Symbolic Interactionism: This theory focuses on the meanings that people gain from social interaction. This is a constructionist theory. The symbolic interactionist theory proposes that people do not simply learn the roles that are predetermined for them, but they construct these roles as they interact with other people. According to this theory, social order occurs, because people learn what symbols mean and apply these meanings to different kinds of situations. Rational Choice Theory: This theory proposes that people interact in order to maximize their benefits or advantages and minimize their disadvantages. According to this theory, social order is possible, because people realize it will be in their best interests to cooperate and to make compromises when necessary. Assignment 3 Part B: What do the theories say? 1. Functionalism: The functionalist view would emphasize that the government is one of the most powerful and important social institutions in our society, and we need the government in order to maintain social order. The government must monitor communications in order to protect us, maintain social order, and stay on top of the rapid technological advances in modern society. 2. Conflict Theory: Conflict theory would emphasize that the government’s desire to maintain the status quo by monitoring our communication is in direct conflict with people’s desire to evolve and embrace technology and their right to free speech. The advent of technology has allowed information and ideas to spread more quickly. This includes ideas that are in favor of social change. The government monitors our communication in order to maintain power and control over our lives and to prevent social change. This borders on censorship, and violates the freedoms that we are entitled to by the Constitution. 3. Symbolic Interactionism: The symbolic interactionism view would propose that the government has had to evolve over the course of history as society has evolved. It is for this reason that our Constitution is a living document that can be amended according to the changing times. The main goal of a government is to maintain a certain amount of order. In the past, communication was slower and simpler. Now that we are in the age of information, the government has had to learn to address new problems that have accompanied the advent of technology. Monitoring our communication is one way that the government has responded to this change in society. The interaction between the government and the citizens will determine how communication is handled in the future. 4. Rational Choice Theory: Rational choice theory would emphasize that in order to maintain social order the government—as the main organizing body in our society—must consider what is best everyone in the society as a whole and try to maximize the benefits for all people while minimizing the potential consequences. Technology has advanced at such a rapid pace that the government has barely had time to respond and consider all potential scenarios and their consequences. The government realizes that it must compromise with its citizens in order to avoid rebellion. The government must work to maintain social order, keep citizens safe, but still protect the rights and freedoms to which all citizens are entitled.

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Bridging a Digital Divide That Leaves Schoolchildren Behind is an article that illustrates
the difficulties that approximately five million low-income families in the US undergo when it
comes to Internet and Technology access. The digital divide has resulted in lack of access to WiFi internet in homes by the majority of learners across the nation because only a few homes can
afford internet and technological access. According to its key findings, students from these lowearning households face challenges in studying because they cannot conduct online research and
complete their homework on time, resulting in a situation that is known as the homework gap.
With the increased global use of technology and internet, many educators have resorted to online
research to increase the knowledge capacity of their learners. Thus, students are required to use
internet resources to complete their class work and assignments. Nonetheless, this digital divide
has left out many learners as there is a significant disparity between those students who can access
high-speed internet in their homes and those who are struggling to keep up. In states like Alaska
and California, learners from low-income household are forced to depend on school bus Wi-Fi to
complete their homework or crowd libraries and fast-food restaurants to use free hot spots.
This digital divide has led to the Federal Communications...

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