Print this page and have it next to you when you are writing your paper.

Below you will see an outline of how your paper must be submitted.  However, you are required to write your paper in the following order.  I will take off points if you submit your work in any other order!!!!!!!

  1. Review of Literature -- your first draft must be submitted to Safe Assignment in Blackboard AND you must self assess your work for plagiarism.

  2. Discussion of Sample Survey -- your first draft must be submitted to Safe Assignment in Blackboard AND you must self assess your work for plagiarism.

  3. Questionnaire -- your first draft must be submitted to Safe Assignment in Blackboard AND you must self assess your work for plagiarism.

  4. Results and Findings -- your first draft must be submitted to Safe Assignment in Blackboard AND you must self assess your work for plagiarism.

  5. Summary -- your first draft must be submitted to Safe Assignment in Blackboard AND you must self assess your work for plagiarism.

  6. Introduction  -- your first draft must be submitted to Safe Assignment in Blackboard AND you must self assess your work for plagiarism.

  7. Abstract -- your first draft must be submitted to Safe Assignment in Blackboard AND you must self assess your work for plagiarism.

  8. After writing each section, submit your final paper Safe Assignment and email your final paper to steve.marson@uncp.edu

All papers are to have one inch margins (top, bottom, sides).  New Times Roman point 12 is the required font for the entire paper (with permission of professor, exceptions may be accepted for figures and tables).  The text or body of the paper must be double spaced* (not triple or single).  The default in MS Word is NOT double-space.  To see how to reset the default (so you won't be dropped a letter grade), go to http://www.marson-and-associates.com/syllabi/ds30003610.pdf . This includes when separating topical headings from text.  

[TITLE PAGE]

 

 

 

[Student's Name], BA Candidate

[Title of Paper]

submitted to the Department of

Sociology and Criminal Justice

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke

in partial fulfillment for the Degree of

Bachelors of Arts

[DATE]

On the last line of cover page include and sign the statement: "I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in the preparation or completion of this manuscript. ________________________________ "

 

[PAGE 1 ABSTRACT PAGE]

 

 

 

 

ABSTRACT

Write an abstract between 100 and 200 words. The rules for writing your abstract for this course can be found at: http://www.marson-and-associates.com/syllabi/3610abstract.html

 

[PAGE 2 BODY OF PAPER]

Introduction

    Directions: Between two paragraphs and NO longer than two pages.   Include an explanation of your topic.  In the first paragraph include a problem statement that justifies the paper you are writing.  In the second paragraph, discuss how you are going to address the problem.  This must be written with the abstract.

 

Review of Literature

    Directions: Between seven to ten pages.   Students must include scholarly citations.  NO books, NO magazines, NO newspapers, NO webpages NO Bible cites and other religious books are NOT permitted.   The paper must use exclusively scholarly citations.   A minimum of ten (10) citations MUST be included.  ALL citations MUST be articles found at the UNCP library.  I am assessing your library skills.  If you need to cite a book students must have my permission.  Student may NOT use Google or any search took except tools that are offered through the library.  There are NO exceptions.  A major portion of your grade will be based on you computer and library skills.

 

Your search for articles is limited to these four sources:

 

APA style is required.   In compiling your reference page, you are required to use: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/citationbuilder/ .  Why?  Because I need to assess your computer skills.  Failure to use APA properly will result in a letter grade drop.  If you do not remember APA style from your freshmen English course, use the example found at the bottom of this page.

 

All students are required to use APA citation style and include one long and one short quote.  The rules can be found here: http://www.marson-and-associates.com/syllabi/APAlong&short.pdf

 

 Make sure to use scholarly citations.  This course requires the student to be able to use the information from  the required English grammar and composition courses.   In short, students may NOT use Google or any search engine, students must demonstrate effective use the library and librarians.

 

Discussion of Sample Survey

    Directions: Between one and three paragraphs -- not to go over one page.  Describe how you derived your PRETEND sample.   Use your SOC/CRJ 3610 textbook for labeling your sample type.  In the number of subjects, etc.  Students must demonstrate an indepth knowledge of probability sampling.  Nonprobability sampling is NOT accepted for this paper -- unless the student has written permission from the professor.  Students must use the textbook as citation.

 

Here is the outline for how this section must be written:

Most students can do this in three paragraphs.  If you have more than three paragraphs, you are doing something wrong.

 

Questionnaire

    Directions: Between one and three paragraphs -- not to go over one page.  Explain how you constructed questionnaire, instrument or survey.   Explain how you divided it up into two sections and how you used the review of liturature to construction your items.

 

Students are required to use Survey Monkey.  See the video to learn how to use Survey Monkey.  If you have experience using Survey Monkey, students can immediately go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/MySurvey_Wizard.aspx.   To gain experience using real data, all students will be required to complete each student's measurement tool.   The UserID: studentsUNCP   PW: CRJ3610

 

To make sure that everyone completes your questionnaire, the first item MUST be:  Name and Banner ID number.   Create enough space on Survey Monkey so that students can insert all of this information.  The Name and Banner ID number is NOT to be considered part of the student's questionnaire.  This information is for the professor in order to give students credit for doing their work.

 

The questionnaire must be divided into two parts:

1) Demographic (SEX, RELIGION, MARITAL STATUS. OCCUPATION, AGE, etc)

2) Likert Scales (Statements not questions; see textbook for details)

     Strongly Agree

     Agree

     Not Sure

     Disagree

     Strongly Disagree

 

In this section, your grade will be based:

  1.  on your understanding of Likert Scaling.

  2. your appreciation of understanding of the importance of demographic variables.

Results and Findings

    Directions:   Between 5 and 15 pages.   Describe the meaning of your results.   All students must demonstrate the ability to create a graph using Survey Monkey OR Excel.  At least 5 graphs must be included with the students interpretation of the data.  Each graph must be labels as "Figure" followed by a number.   Such as Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.

 

To do this section of your paper, you must read and use the material found at:

  1. http://www.marson-and-associates.com/syllabi/BarLinePie.pdf

  2. http://www.marson-and-associates.com/syllabi/3000&3610ChartsInAPaper.pdf

In this section, your grade will be based on

  1. your ability to comply with the directions found in the two above hot links

  2. your word processing skills in pasting the charts in you paper and adjusting them to look professional

 

Summary 

Directions: At least three paragraphs which includes:

 

 

References must be APA

 

Appendix A

    Directions:  Include questionnaire, instrument or survey.

 

A student granted me permission to use her paper as an example for you.  Here is a good example of the final product I am expecting from you: http://www.marson-and-associates.com/syllabi/3610paperexample.pdf