RESEARCH TOPIC ESSAYS AND PEER EXERCISE DUE 6/4 in 2 page, double spaced essay for 10% of the grade. Students will exchange electronic topic paper with another student for feedback. The papers encourage an exploration of a topic of interest, provide a proposed outline, do a preliminary literature review, perhaps a citation or two in APA format (see citation instructions on this syllabus). Final term papers need at least 5 recent, peer reviewed sources. Grades will be positively influenced by a title page (which reminds writer to include a title and their name, other info), an introductory paragraph describing the link to family violence, why is this an issue worthy of study? Can it apply to anything we have learned? Is there a relevant case study you could include? An interview of a person working in the field? Single space and indent these creative additions. Then you can ‘unpack’ the information in your writing below. Familiarize yourself with current peer reviewed research available and describe your planned investigation. First person is okay for this assignment, but the final paper should reflect scientific language (tends to be 3rd person). Originality is highly valued and feedback will advise regarding topic scope (too broad, narrow). Embrace the feedback, it will empower you to improve your future writing. This assignment will provide students with a head start on their final research project. If you eventually change your topic, inform professor for additional feedback. You may resubmit the topic paper after you receive your grade (optional revise and resubmit by 6/10).
FINAL PROJECT DUE 6/30 RESEARCH TIPS Use critical thinking skills to uncover questions about social structures, policy enactment, enforcement efforts, and cultural expectations that may promote or discourage family violence. How might society prevent or reduce a chosen form of violence? What are the challenges to professionals in the field? Paraphrase and cite at least 5 recent peer reviewed journal articles/books in the text of the paper/presentation and in the bibliography. Journal and book references are ideal, newspaper articles are good for recent information, websites for government documents and official organizations are more reputable than information found on random internet websites. For internet sources you must indicate the organization or government office producing the document, the author, title, and a short simplified web address (not a long string of cyber lingo). In addition, personal interviews of victims, perpetrators or service providers could add an interesting case study to the project—cite those in addition to the 5 peer-reviewed academic sources. The Salari FVALC book could be included, but do not “count” our class readings as one of the 5 researched sources. Remember, your counterparts may be using more than 5 sources. REQUIRED: Students must produce original research for this topic–NO RETREADS—papers handed in elsewhere, borrowed work, plagiarism of published studies, etc.