FINAL GROUP PROJECT INSTRUCTIONS
The group project gives you an opportunity to work with a group of your peers and investigate a topic that interests you and is related to Global Studies. The purpose of this assignment is threefold:
- As a group project it is designed to be a practicum for learning skills including group decision making, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, and critical analysis.
- Writing is an important skill in any profession and this is an opportunity for you to hone your writing skills.
- This assignment also provides you an opportunity to develop your research skills.
In scientific writing, researchers interpret and draw conclusions based on the research literature from various scientific sources like articles, books, book chapters.For this assignment you are asked to write a 5-page research paper based on the literature on Global Studies. Specifically, you will synthesize research from the scientific literature, and draw conclusions.
As a group, you will develop and refine your research question, you will search the research literature, you will read and analyze the literature, and you will form conclusions regarding your research question based on the scientific articles.
Your group should be 4-5 people. Minimum 4, maximum 5
Your group should include people from different backgrounds (international student, 2nd generation, etc.), so get to know each other, exchange numbers, snapchat,insta or fb accounts.
Your group should start working on your research topic immediately. Begin by leafing through the syllabus as well as the textbook to look for topics that interest you. It should include a global issue, a problem the world faces today.
Ex: Forced migration
Then, you take this issue or topic and develop a research question.
Ex: What are the consequences of forced migration of Syrians?
Your paper should be 5 pages not including the peer review and bibliography page.
You should include the following parts:
Introduce the topic, the research question.
From which perspective(s) are you looking at this issue?
What is being said in the literature about this issue.
These are your conclusions from what you have researched. Include your perspectives here.
Recap of what you have learned from this project
Include the works you cited here in the APA format, include web links when necessary.
One paragraph at the end before the bibliography. Peer reviews are an evaluation of what each group member contributed to the group project. Evaluate your group members (including yourself) in terms of how much effort and cooperation they put into the task, and any other criteria you feel are important
Ex: John Smith contributed two of the articles we included in our paper and organized the meetings.
Use at least 5-8 sources, more is acceptable. No fewer than 5.
PAPER GUIDELINES RUBRIC
|Topic||Topic is appropriate for Global Studies||3|
|Research question||Research question reflects a specific global problem||5|
|Introduction||Introduction of the problem, brief background||10|
|Theoretical lens||Through what perspective(s) are you looking at this problem?||10|
|Literature review||A summary of relevant literature is given||25|
|Analysis||Your conclusions and perspectives about the literature||25|
|Conclusion||What you have learned from this assignment, recap||10|
|Bibliography||At least 5 sources such as articles, book chapters, documentaries etc.||5|
|Peer Review||Include how each member of your team contributed to the project||5|
|Format||Double spaced, 12 font, 1 inch margins||2|
You will turn in one paper for your group. Please include a title page and include the names of your group members on the title page.
Last Updated on February 11, 2019 by EssayPro