24 August 2015

Research design on any international relations topic

research design on any international relations topic
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Assignment 2: Research Design –
For assignment two, students must present a research design on a selected topic of their
own choosing (one they may or may not wish to study for their dissertation). The purpose of
the assignment is to provide students with direct experience of the research design process
experienced by academic and professional researchers when beginning a research project,
making proposals for research grants etc. This involves setting out a clear research question,
underlining its importance, identifying key respondents and literatures, setting out the
methods that will be used to undertake the research and examining any issues that may
arise. As such, it aims to give students experience which they can build on when developing
their dissertation projects during their MA degree.
Research designs must examine each of the following:
a) Outline briefly the research question and, using the relevant disciplinary literature
(i.e. political science, international studies, ethnic conflict, political theory etc),
discuss the theoretical, practical and contextual reasons why this question is
important7
b) Clearly set out the aims and objectives that you might hope to achieve researching
such a topic
c) Engaging directly with the research methods literature, propose which methods
would be best to utilize – whether qualitative or quantitative, or a mixture of the two
– note any specific difficulties that you may be expected to encounter using such
methods – sampling, reliability, numbers of respondents etc – and explain how they
might be resolved,
d) Discuss the ethical issues associated with the methods utilized, and how you would
propose to get round any ethical difficulties identified
e) Finally, conclude by summarizing why your proposed research design will directly
address the question set.

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he entire assignment must be 190 words or more, with a total word count (there will be a 10 point deduction each time there is not a word count or if the word count is less than 45 words), and a works cited page that is not part of the word count.Paper details


This is DS3 and Q3.
for DS3 the information and theme is:
You will use one or more of the Major Themes for each DS Forum, then determine how you could use the theme(s) to examine something in your daily life.
What Did You Do? 60 total points for this section
1. The entire assignment must be 190 words or more, with a total word count (there will be a 10 point deduction each time there is not a word count or if the word count is less than 45 words), and a works cited page that is not part of the word count.
2. What did you do for this assignment? (Must be 45 words or more with a separate word count (there will be a 10 point deduction each time there is not a word count or if the word count is less than 45 words).
a. Example 1: If one of the themes was deviance, you might decide to walk through a drive-through (although I don’t recommend this, it could be dangerous); wear your clothes backwards one day; go to a McDonald’s and order a Whopper®; get into a crowded elevator, turn around to face people, and then start dancing, singing, or giving a speech; put together a small flash mob in the lobby of the campus and dance or sing, etc.
b. Example 2: If one of the themes was the family, you might decide to interview members of your own family about how they met, the perceived strength of their relationships, etc. You could interview people from different countries, diverse religions, diverse races, ethnicities, or sexual orientation and ask about attitudes toward marriage, the family, and toward same-sex marriage.
c. Example 3: For WA1, you might find a way to “indicate” the strength of the theory of the social creation of reality.
i. Think about how reality is “created” in social contexts
1. Do something publically to show the social creation of reality a.
For Example: Sit on the floor in the middle of a hallway on campus and start crying loudly; smile broadly at everyone you see on campus both in and between classes; go outside on a sunny day when there are a large number of students hanging around between classes, look up at the sky, and scream “Oh My GOD! The sun is on fire!” Introduce yourself to twenty or more strangers on campus.
3. What did you expect to happen? 5 points (Must be 45 words or more with a separate word count (there will be a 10 point deduction each time there is not a word count or if the word count is less than 45 words).
a. Were your expectations met or did something unexpected occur? 10 points (Must be 45 words or more with a separate word count (there will be a 10 point deduction each time there is not a word count or if the word count is less than 45 words).
i. Explain your answer.
4. Which theories (use three or more) explain your experiences? 5 points per theory=15
total points for this section
a. These theories will come from the Required Reading Lists for both textbooks and from Readings in EO when available. (Must be 45 words or more with a separate word count (there will be a 10 point deduction each time there is not a word count or if the word count is less than 45 words).
b. Do you agree or disagree with those theories? 10 total points for this section
i. These theories will come from the Required Reading Lists for both
textbooks and from Readings in EO when available. (Must be 45 words or more with a separate word count (there will be a 10 point deductioneach time there is not a word count or if the word count is less than 45 words).
1. Explain your answer.
5. What did you learn that you didn't know before? (Must be 45 words or more with a
separate word count (there will be a 10 point deduction each time there is not a word count or if the word count is less than 45 words). 10 total points for this section
a. Explain and be very specific.
6. You must have a works cited page that is not included in the word count. 10 total points
for this section.

The themes are:

The Individual and the Self The Individual as Performer Socialization
Interaction
Micro-Level Social Structures
Unmarried with Children
Student Disengagement and Socialization Styles of High Schools
Dimensions of Social Stratification
Economic Inequality
Social Mobility
The Concepts of Race and Ethnicity
Majority-Minority Relations Racism
Sex and Sexuality
Gender
Race as Class
Circles of Influence and Chains of Command: The Social Processes Whereby Ethnic Communities Influence Host Societies
Understanding Harassment across Race and Citizenship Multiple Masculinities?
Feminists, Child Care Advisors, and Gender-Neutral Child Rearing
REQUIRED READINGS for Fourth Written Doing Sociology Forum (DS3), and Fourth Answers to Required Questions Forum (Q3)
Major Themes for DS3 and Q3
The readings are the same for the Doing Sociology (DS1-DS4) Forums and the Answers to the Required Questions (Q1-Q4) Forums
Week 3—Dec 28-Jan 3— DS2 Closed @ 11:30 PM, Wednesday, Dec 31, DS3 and Q3 Due by 11:30 PM, Wednesday, Dec 31; DS3 Closed @ 11:30 PM Saturday Jan 3, DS4 Due by 11:30 PM Saturday Jan 3, Q4 Due by 11:30 PM Saturday Jan 3
o In Ritzer—
 From Chapter 5 (Required Readings: The readings are the same for the Doing Sociology
(DS1-DS4) Forums and the Answers to the Required Questions (Q1-Q4) Forums) • The Individual and the Self (pp. 145-151)
• The Individual as Performer (pp. 151-153)
• Socialization (pp. 154-162)
• Interaction (pp. 163-166)
• Micro-Level Social Structures (pp. 167-172) o In Ritzer—
 From Chapter 8 (Required Readings: The readings are the same for the Doing Sociology (DS1-DS4) Forums and the Answers to the Required Questions (Q1-Q4) Forums)
• Dimensions of Social Stratification (pp. 253-254)
• Economic Inequality (pp. 255-267)
• Social Mobility (pp. 269-273)
 From Chapter 9 (Required Readings: The readings are the same for the Doing Sociology (DS1-DS4) Forums and the Answers to the Required Questions (Q1-Q4) Forums)
• The Concepts of Race and Ethnicity (pp. 293-297)
• Majority-Minority Relations (pp. 297-307)
• Racism (pp. 307-312)
 From Chapter 10 (Required Readings: The readings are the same for the Doing Sociology (DS1-DS4) Forums and the Answers to the Required Questions (Q1-Q4) Forums)
• Sex and Sexuality (pp. 329-336)
o In Korgan—• Gender (pp. 337-352)
 From Part V (Required Readings: The readings are the same for the Doing Sociology (DS1- DS4) Forums and the Answers to the Required Questions (Q1-Q4) Forums)
• Chapter 17: Race as Class by Herbert J. Gans (pp. 131-133)
• Chapter 20: Circles of Influence and Chains of Command: The Social Processes
Whereby Ethnic Communities Influence Host Societies by Anthony M. Orum (pp. 153-
160)
 From Part VI (Required Readings: The readings are the same for the Doing Sociology (DS1-
DS4) Forums and the Answers to the Required Questions (Q1-Q4) Forums)

For Q3 the questions to be answered are:
Required Questions for Mandatory Answers to the Required Questions Forums about the Required Readings: Q3
o In Ritzer—p. 324
 You must Answer Questions 1, 2, 3, 6, 8
o In Ritzer—p. 360
 You must Answer Questions 2, 4, 8, 10
o In Ritzer—p. 175
 You must be able to Answer Questions 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9.

In general for DS3 this is exactly the format you should follow:
Choose 3 of the above Major Themes (or find your own in the readings): I am going to choose The Social Construction of Reality (I am using only one theory for this example, you must use three.) It’s ONE study that can be explained or examined using THREE different themes/theories/perspectives.
The social construction of reality tells us that what is “real” depends on the sociocultural environment in which we live; the country, the city, our education, our religion, etc. I happen to think that this theory is very odd because I don’t see how things can be real in one place and not real somewhere else. I have decided that I’m going to do something kind of weird. I am going to walk up to several strangers, 10 maybe, who all look different from me, black people, women with scarves on their heads, Latinos, people I think might be gay, and I am going to ask all of them a series of questions.fr
Hello, I am taking a survey for my sociology class and I’d like to ask you some questions. Will you help me? It won’t take long and you don’t have to respond if you feel uncomfortable with any questions.
Where were you born?
If you were not born in the US, how long have you been here?
What is your highest level of education?
What is your religion?
What race or ethnicity do you say you are?
Are you straight, bisexual, or gay?
How old are you?
What do think about public displays of affection? Holding hands, kissing, sitting on someone’s lap, hugging? (Word Count=226) (There will be a 10 point deduction each time there is not a word count or if the word count is less than 45 words.)
My expectations are that most people will not answer questions D, E, F, and G. I think those questions are very private and personal and that most people who were born outside the US would not answer them and most people in the US would answer them because the US is a very open society. I also expect that most people who were born in the US would think that public displays of affection are fine, and most people born out of the United States would not. (Word Count=88) (There will be a 10 point deduction each time there is not a word count or if the word count is less than 45 words.)
My results were ___________________________________________________ . Thus, my expectations were met or not met. (Word Count)
This relates to the social construction of reality because_________________________. It also relates to _____ theory because_________________________. Furthermore, it relates to ______ theory _________________________.
I learned about how someone’s environment can be very important to their attitudes toward people touching each other in sexual ways in public. And ___________________. (Word Count=) (There will be a 10 point deduction each time there is not a word count or if the word count is less than 45 words.)
Works Cited: Part I
Korgen, Kathleen Odell. Contemporary Readings in Sociology. Sage, 2008.
Ritzer, George. Introduction to Sociology: Second Edition. Sage, 2015.
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24 August 2015

Amish Grace book review

mish Grace book review
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well integrated essay that includes the analysis questions given, do not summarize the book. analyze and evaluate the book. reflect on amish forgiveness for conflict resolution and for life. questions may over lap so do not answer each one rigidly or separately. integrate them smoothly into the boarder analysis. back up points with concrete examples from the book including page numbers. (must in text cite) and a bibliography. when using concepts taken from the hocker and wilmot textbook or intro to conflict res studies textbook (please try to do so) cite these sources in text and bibliography.
Analysis questions:
what is the purpose of the authors in this book? do they accomplish this purpose?
why did amish respond to the nickel mines killings with forgiveness? what is the authors answer? what is your answer?
how do the amish- and the authors- define and understand forgiveness? what aspects of this definition and understanding are significant? and why?
for the authors and the amish how is forgiveness related to pardon and reconciliation? how does time relate to the ability to forgive?
why is forgiveness the “automatic default” response of the amish rather than anger and revenge? why does it come more readily to the amish than to many others even if the others also believe in forgiveness?
what is the role and significance of amish religion, history, culture and community in their practice of forgiveness?
are the amish an individualist or collectivist culture? (HW ch2; Jandt in ICRS)? how does this affect their response to the killings?
using the concept of the conflict cycle (ICRS) how did the amish beliefs and attitudes about conflict affect their response to the killings and how in turn were the consequences affected? how does this compare with how an average canadian beliefs about conflict affect the way s/he might respond to the same circumstance?
what were the main TRIP goals (HW 3) and interests (ICRS) of the amish? what were their hopes, fears, concerns, and values beneath the surface?
hocker and wilmot discuss either or (disruptive) power and both-and (integrative) power (HW ch 4). which of these two orientations did the amish usually demonstrate? how did the orientation to power shape their use of power?
wilmot and hocker discuss five conflict styles (HW ch 5) what styles were apparent among the amish and among non-amish individuals in the book?
non-amish people responded positively and negatively to amish forgiveness. what do you think of these responses and why?
to what extent can amish style forgiveness be applied to wider society in canada? in international affairs? what might be the outcome?
how has amish grace affected your own feelings and ideas about forgiveness?
after reading this book, in your view, what is the potential of forgiveness in personal and societal conflict resolution?

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24 August 2015

Speaking to persuade

Speaking to persuade
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Prepare a persuasive speech that would be no less than two minutes in length in which you persuade your audience to either be for or against a fact, value, or policy, or to act/do something.

Oftentimes a more controversial issue will provoke an audience more than one that no one really cares about. Be sure to steer clear of topics that are overdone. These include abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, etc.

In your speech you must verbally cite two different sources during your speech

Prepare a persuasive speech that would be no less than two minutes in length (roughly 2 pages )  in which you persuade your audience to either be for or against a fact, value, or policy, or to act/do something.

Oftentimes a more controversial issue will provoke an audience more than one that no one really cares about. Be sure to steer clear of topics that are overdone. These include abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, etc.
In your speech you must verbally cite two different sources during your speech and incorporate those sources into the body
The 3rd page that I have included with my purchase is for the completion of the following outline that I have provided below, in which the format my speech is to be done. If you have any questions or concerns please let me know. Thank You!

SPEECH TITLE
by NAME
General Purpose:  to persuade

Target audience:
Specific Purpose Statement: a statement of what you want your audience to do when you finish your speech.
Main point/thesis statement: a one-sentence summary of your speech.
INTRODUCTION
The introduction should be written out word for word. Use complete sentences in your outline. The introduction should include the following:
1. Attention getter;
2. Preview of the speech;
3. Establish the credibility and goodwill of the speaker: state your qualification (experience/research) to speak about this topic.
transition: Move from the introduction into the main point of the body.
BODY
I. A single complete sentence expressing the main point of this section of the speech.
     A. Subpoint (As with main points, subpoints should be written in full sentences.)
          1. Sub-subpoint: written in full sentences.
          2. Sub-subpoint
     B. Subpoint
transition: Use a transition or connective to move from one main point to the next.
II. A single complete sentence expressing the main point of this section of the speech.
     A. Subpoint
     B. Subpoint
          1. Sub-subpoint
               a. Sub-sub-subpoint
               b. Sub-sub-subpoint
          2. Sub-subpoint
transition: Use a transition or connective to move from one main point to the next.
III. A single complete sentence expressing the main point of this section of the speech.
     A. Subpoint
          1. Sub-subpoint
          2. Sub-subpoint
     B. Subpoint
          1. Sub-subpoint
          2. Sub-subpoint
          3. Sub-subpoint
     C. Subpoint
transition: Use a transition or connective to move with from the body of the speech to the conclusion.
CONCLUSION
The conclusion should be written out word for word. The conclusion should contain the following objectives:
     1. Review your main points;
     2. Make a memorable statement. 
REFERENCES
At least two references are required. The reference section should include your citations following the American Psychological Association (APA) format.

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Imagine that you are approached by a Congressional foreign affairs staffer to draft a policy memorandum on the current state of bilateral ties between the U.S. and Turkey.

Imagine that you are approached by a Congressional foreign affairs staffer to draft a policy memorandum on the current state of bilateral ties between the U.S. and Turkey. What are 2-3 policy recommendations would you give that you believe could help improve relations between the two countries? Why do you believe these would be good policies? Be sure to consider major events of the last two years that have influenced the direction of the U.S.-Turkey partnership when developing your answer.
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* Try to support Constructivist approach , rather than realist
* You can support neo-constructivist too
* Try to find in mutual ground ( both side has own interest)
* Show Turkey is most important ally in the middle east region too.
* Specify the name of events that you choose
* Max 300 words

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