Summary of scope of work. For your chosen topic, you should explain how you are going to investigate and act on the problem presented. You should address each of the following issues,
plus any others that you think might be relevant to your specific case:
● Define the problem to be investigated
● Review the literature to determine what is already known about the problem. Plan to consult at least six sources. These may be articles, scholarly websites, and other sources that are reputable. If you are having difficulty finding sources, please consult with Kate or Leroy.
● Determine what additional information you would like to know about the setting and target population. This might be websites and other types of resources.
● Devise a plan to further study and solve the problem. You do not need to actually solve the problem but propose a possible solution.
● Present a detailed account of challenges and issues you will need to consider. For example, for projects that propose a program, such as an NGO that would tackle a specific issue like improving health education about malaria, include some ideas about how you will evaluate or assess the feasibility and effectiveness of your program.
Project Proposal Description (Due April 15). In order to help you develop your projects in a
timely manner, we will ask you to provide a written proposal description, that you will also
share with the class, that contains an annotated bibliography of at least six sources. If a source is an interview, indicate for the proposal who you plan to interview. Part of the proposal description should include an outline of the sections of your project. This written proposal description may take the form of a slide presentation (e.g., Power) or a workflow diagram/project map, or other visual aid. You will then share your proposal . Plan on using about 10 minutes for your description. You will provide feedback to your peers in class and via the Moodle discussion board.
Annotated Bibliography Guide:
An annotated bibliography is a list of your sources, along with a brief (1-3 sentence) articulation
of the major content and your use of the source. Here are a few examples:
1. Morris, Joyce M. (1959). Reading in the primary school:An investigation into standards of reading and their
association with primary school characteristics. London: National Foundation for Educational Research.
This is a report of a large-scale investigation into English children’s reading standards, and their relation to conditions such as size of classes, types of organization and methods of teaching. I will use this source to provide supporting evidence for my discussion of the relationship between standardized tests and achievement in school.
2. Sloane, David Charles (1991). The Last Great Necessity, Cemeteries in American History. Baltimore: the Johns Hopkins University Press. Sloane’s work will serve as my primary source of information. He has written a history of American cemeteries in a cultural context, concentrating on significant trends in their development. Sloane’s “Notes” section will allow for easy access to other sources.
3. Wise, R.A., & Bozarth, M.A. (1987). A Psycho motor stimulant theory of addiction. Psychological Review 94:
469-492. [This is an example of an article published in a scientific journal.]
This theoretical review summarizes the authors’ arguments suggesting that a common neural substrate
mediates the rewarding properties of various abused drugs. The article presents evidence to support the idea of an interaction between psychoactive drugs and motor control. I plan to use this article to provide supporting evidence for my argument of neuroanatomical effects of psychomotor stimulant drugs.
Project Presentation. Your presentation can take a number of forms, from an informational video, to a written manuscript, to a class presentation, to a “pitch” to a non-profit organization
or governing body. Expect your presentation to take about 30 minutes, including time for questions and answers from the class.