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Course CodeClass CodeAssignment TitleTotal Points
SOC-400SOC-400-O500Content Analysis Worksheet70.0
CriteriaPercentageUnsatisfactory (0.00%)Less Than Satisfactory (65.00%)Satisfactory (75.00%)Good (85.00%)Excellent (100.00%)CommentsPoints Earned
Criteria100.0%
Explanation about how quantitative analysis could be involved in the student’s study of media and literature. Two sources cited.20.0%Explanation about how quantitative analysis could be involved in the student’s study of media and literature is not included.Explanation about how quantitative analysis could be involved in the student’s study of media and literature is vague and incomplete. Two sources are not cited.Explanation about how quantitative analysis could be involved in the student’s study of media and literature is adequate but lacks some details. Two somewhat appropriate sources are cited, but there are some APA errors.Explanation about how quantitative analysis could be involved in the student’s study of media and literature is thorough and detailed. Two relevant sources are accurately cited.Explanation about how quantitative analysis could be involved in the student’s study of media and literature is comprehensive and exceptionally detailed. Two relevant sources are expertly cited.
Explanation about quantitative analysis would likely reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology. Two sources cited.20.0%Explanation about whether quantitative analysis would likely reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology is not included.Explanation about whether quantitative analysis would likely reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology is vague and incomplete. Two sources are not cited.Explanation about whether quantitative analysis would likely reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology is adequate but lacks some details. Two somewhat appropriate sources are cited, but there are some APA errors.Explanation about whether quantitative analysis would likely reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology is thorough and detailed. Two relevant sources are accurately cited.Explanation about whether quantitative analysis would likely reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology is comprehensive and accurately detailed. Two relevant sources are expertly cited.
Explanation about the student approach to this topic as qualitative analysis Two sources cited.25.0%Explanation about how the student would approach this topic as qualitative analysis approach to the study of media and literature is not included.Explanation about how the student would approach this topic as qualitative analysis approach to the study of media and literature is vague and incomplete. Two sources are not cited.Explanation about how the student would approach this topic as qualitative analysis approach to the study of media and literature is adequate but lacks some details. Two decent sources are cited, but there are some APA errors.Explanation about how the student would approach this topic as qualitative analysis approach to the study of media and literature is thorough and detailed. Two relevant sources are accurately cited.Explanation about how the student would approach this topic as qualitative analysis approach to the study of media and literature is comprehensive and accurately detailed. Two relevant sources are expertly cited.
Explanation about how a qualitative analysis approach would reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology. Two sources cited.15.0%Explanation about whether a qualitative analysis approach would reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology is not included.Explanation about whether a qualitative analysis approach would reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology is vague and incomplete. Two sources are not cited.Explanation about whether a qualitative analysis approach would reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology is adequate but lacks some details. Two somewhat appropriate sources are cited, but there are some APA errors.Explanation about whether a qualitative analysis approach would reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology is thorough and detailed. Two relevant sources are accurately citedExplanation about whether a qualitative analysis approach would reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology is comprehensive and exceptionally detailed. Two relevant sources are expertly cited.
Research question that could be studied through content analysis.10.0%Research question is not included.Research question is vague and incomplete. Could not be studied through content analysis as is.Research question is somewhat adequate. Could be studied through content analysis.Research question is accurate and could be studied through content analysis.Research question is expertly accurate and could be competently studied through content analysis.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use)5.0%Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice or sentence construction is employed.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but they are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)5.0%Sources are not documented.Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
Total Weightage100%

SOC-400

Content Analysis Worksheet

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As a student of sociology, it is essential to be able to conduct a content analysis and explain its purpose in social research. This assignment will help you learn this concept.

Cite two scholarly sources, including the textbook, to answer the following prompts.

Topic 5: Content Analysis
Use the following situation to answer the prompts that follow:A sociology student has decided to analyze how PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) has been described and explained in popular media (magazines, newspapers, online news blogs) and literature (novels, poetry, short stories).
Citing two sources that used quantitative analysis, explain how quantitative analysis could be involved in the student’s study of media and literature. If this approach were used, would it likely reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology? (50-75 words)
Citing two sources that used qualitative analysis, explain how the student would approach this topic as qualitative analysis to the study of media and literature. If this approach were used, would it likely reflect an interpretivist or positivist methodology? (50-75 words)
Imagine you are using content analysis as your research method for your research study. Using your selected social problem, create a research question that could be studied through content analysis:

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As a student of sociology, it is essential to be able to conduct a content analysis and explain its purpose in social research. This assignment will help you learn this concept.

Access and complete the “Content Analysis Worksheet.” You will cite two scholarly sources, including the textbook, to complete the worksheet.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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 LopesWrite. A link to the LopesWrite technical support articles is located in Course Materials if you need assistance.

Read Chapter 7 in Real Research: Research Methods Sociology Students Can Use.

URL:

https://www.gcumedia.com/digital-resources/sage/2019/real-research_research-methods-sociology-students-can-use_2e.php

Read “Three Approaches to Qualitative Content Analysis,” by Hsieh and Shannon from  Qualitative Health Research  (2005).

URL:

https://journals-sagepub-com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/doi/10.1177/1049732305276687

Access and read the “Analysis” page on the OWL website.

URL:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/559/08/

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