Intro to Social Statistics
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Your semester paper involves the application of some of the statistical methods we have learned in this course to answer a research question of your choice, drawing on data from the General Social Survey ("GSS").
Papers must be a MINIMUM of 5 pages, typed in 12 pt. Times New Roman or Courier font, double-spaced with margins no larger than 1.25".
STEP 1. Select a research question
STEP 2. Locate a minimum of FOUR academic articles from sociological journals related to your topic.
STEP 3. Review the literature to form a hypothesis.
STEP 4. Data analysis
Find journal articles on your topic through the database links below (AccessUH/CougarNet log-in required):
ASA Style Quick Guide: Reference List
|BOOKS||Author Lastname, Firstname Middlename. Year. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher.|
|PRINT JOURNAL ARTICLES||
Author Lastname, Firstname Middlename. Year. "Title of Article." Title of Journal Volume Number(Issue Number):pages.
|ELECTRONIC JOURNAL ARTICLES RETRIEVED FROM AN ONLINE DATABASE||Author Lastname, Firstname Middlename. Year. "Title of Article." Journal Title Volume Number(Issue Number):pages. (Retrieved from Database Name on Month Day, Year).|
|WEBSITES*||Author Lastname, Firstname Middlename. Year. "Title of Webpage." Retrieved Month Day, Year (http://www.webaddress.com/full/url/).|
*Provide as much information as you have available.
ASA Helpful Handouts
Reference these handouts for additional examples of ASA style formatting, including in-text citations and reference lists.