SOC 100 Hypothesis

Writing Assignment Overview In this Assignment,you will consider a social issue that interests you. It could be human freedom, sexuality, deviance, crime,social mobility, poverty, education, aging, or another similar issue. Within that general issue, you will select a specific hypothesis to evaluate. You will
conduct library research to gather and critically evaluate evidence that bearson your hypothesis.
This assignment is completed in four (4) stages that build on each other. At each stage, you
should keep the final stage in mind. Stage (and Week due) Point Value Description of Stage Grading criteria.

1. (Week 8) 120 Draft 1 Evaluated on content for
each component, as well as writing skills, and use of citations and references.

2. (Week 10) 150 Final Version Evaluated on
content for each component, as well as writing skills, and use of citations and
references. In the final stage of this assignment, you will submit a three to
five (3-5) page paper in which you: Specific Hypothesis. Introduce your paper
by identifying the specific hypothesis you are evaluating in this paper.

Applicable Sociological Concepts. Identify the sociological theories and
terminology from the text that apply to your social issue Practical
Implications. Discuss the value of sociological research into your issue.
Determine whether or not there are (or would be) practical implications of
sociological inquiry into this issue. Evidence. This is the most important part
of the paper. Analyze at least two (2) lines of evidence that pertain to the
hypothesis you are evaluating. Does the evidence support your hypothesis? For
each type of evidence, consider possible biases and alternative
interpretations. Conclusions. Draw conclusions based on the evidence that you
have discovered.
Does the evidence confirm or refute your hypothesis? Is the
evidence sufficiently convincing to draw firm conclusions about your
hypothesis?