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Department of Sociology/Anthropology
Professor Xuefeng Zhang
April 21, 2008
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main findings (about 150 words).
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research (you can give your project a personal touch here. The things personally
significant lead you to do the project), your research topic and questions,
This is the part to show your familiarity with the field and the ability of situating
your research question(s) in an academic context. Please follow the direction on
academic writing strictly. Otherwise your grade will suffer.
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Data and Method
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you can engage in the dialogue in the literature here. You can use graphs and tables.
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are different from non-academic use of tables. Please follow the academic style closely.
Otherwise your grade will suffer. It’s absolutely NOT Okay to use tables directly from
excel or SPSS with no modifications.
TABLE 1 IS ABOUT HERE.
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tables within one page. It is a good idea to put them all in the appendix. See examples
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In this section, you directly engage in the dialogue in the literature. Point out the
weakness of your own research and how to improve future research.
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Summarize the main findings and point out the significance.
Azzi, Corry and Ronald Ehrenberg. 1975. “Household Allocation of Time and Church
Attendance.” Journal of Political Economy 83:27-56.
Brinkerhoff, Merlin B. and Marlene MacKie. 1985. “Religion and Gender: A
Comparison of Canadian and American Student Attitudes.” Journal of Marriage
and Family 47:415-429.
de Vaus, David. 1984. “Workforce Participation and Sex Differences in Church
Attendance.” Review of Religious Research 25:247-256.
Appendix I: Tables
Table 1: Gender, Belief in Afterlife, and Church Attendance (N=1112)
Attend Church Rarely Attend Church Sometimes Attend Church Frequently
(%) (%) (%)
Belief in Afterlife
Male (n = 392)** 38.8 28.6 32.7
Female (n = 505)* 32.7 28.1 39.2
No Belief in Afterlife
Male (n = 101)** 69.3 16.8 13.9
Female (n = 114)* 48.2 24.6 27.2
Male (n = 493)** 45.0 26.2 28.8
Female (n = 619)* 35.5 27.5 37.0
Source—General Social Survey Data 1998.
* P < 0.05.
** P < 0.001.
Table 2: Year in School and Observed Behaviors in Friends (N=106)
Year in School Amount of Total Observed Behaviors Amount of Observed Behaviors Per Person
Freshmen (26) 126 4.85
Sophomore (24) 118 4.92
Junior (28) 111 3.96
Senior (28) 77 2.75
*The amount of observed behaviors per person was rounded to the nearest one hundredth
Appendix II: Figures
Figure 1. Legal Status of Foreign-Born Population, 2002
Appendix III: Drawing by the Kids
Picture 1. This Is ME!
Appendix IV: Consent Form
Appendix V: Questionnaire or Interview Questions