Discussion: Reviewing Research Cases

Discussion: Reviewing Research Cases

Discussion: Reviewing Research Cases


Assignment 1 Reviewing Research and Making Connections

Please see attached files for this assignment, you will complete a short answer
activity in which you will analyze the article following the Ask, Research, Learn,
Do process. This process was introduced in your webtext as a simplified version of the sociological research process. It’s a useful tool to help you think critically, answer questions, and solve problems.
READ THE ARTICLE: “Declining Majority of Online Adults Say the Internet Has Been Good for Society”


Use the research information presented in the article to answer the
questions below. You should write four paragraphs, one for each
step listed in bold. Use the Assignment 1 template to complete this assignment. Refer to Chapter 2 of the webtext as necessary.
•What was the topic of the research?
•Who was studied in the research?
•What was the research question that was answered by the information in the

•What research methods were used?
(See attached Stages of the research Process for a list of research methods)
•Summarize the process researchers used to collect data.

3)Learn :
•What were the key findings of the research?
• What conclusion was drawn from the research?

4) Do:

•What are two additional follow-up questions that you have based on this research?

•Why did you choose these follow up questions?

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
• Use the Assignment 1 template to complete this assignment.
•References are not required for this assignment as you will use the assigned article and the STAGES OF THE RESEARCH PROCESS RESEARCH METHODS.pdf.
•Be sure to include your name and the date on the cover page of the template.

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