SOC-400 Week 1 Benchmark – The Purpose of Research Essay Assignment

Sociology students need to understand the importance and purpose of research as well as the ethics involved in conducting various types of studies and analyzing data.

This assignment will determine if you understand these concepts.

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In a 500-750-word essay, citing two scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook, answer the following prompts:

  1. Explain how and why social research is used in sociology, social work, and/or justice studies.
  2. Explain how applied and basic research methods help further sociological knowledge.
  3. GCU believes that the work of the Christian is to further biblical principles related to goodness and justice in all career fields. Explain why it is important to understand ethics in research. How could Christian principles assist social science researchers to conduct research ethically?

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

Submit the assignment to your instructor by the end of Topic 1.

Program Domains/Competencies Aligned with Course:

Domain 2: Applied Sociology

2.1: Describe the role of research methods in furthering sociological knowledge.

Course: SOC-400 Social Research and Statistics
School: Grand Canyon University

  • 02/05/2018
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