Discuss whether same-sex couples should be allowed to adopt children?

B. Student Learning Objectives1. The student will learn and demonstrate knowledge of how to select and formulate a suitable research topic relevant to their major.2. The student will demonstrate an appropriate methodology to pursue research on a topic relevant to their major.3. The student will demonstrate that they know how to conduct research using secondary data and analyze the data for findings. (or hypothetically generate primary data).4. The student will prepare a suitable written presentation of findings.THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY***I DO NOT WANT YOU TO ACTUALLY GO OUT AND COLLECT DATA BY GIVING OUT QUESTIONNAIRES OR SUCH WHICH ACTUALLY REQUIRE LIVE HUMANS TO GIVE YOU PERSONAL INFORMATION: ALL OF THIS WOULD HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY IRB COMMITTEE FOR APPROVAL AND I DO NOT WANT YOU SATURATING THE COMMUNITY WITH QUESTIONNAIRES AND SUCH. THE GATHERING OF YOUR DATA IS STRICTLY HYPOTETHICAL: YOU ARE GOING TO SHOW ME THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO GENERATE DATA, NOT ACTUALLY DO IT.
C. REQUIREMENTS OF YOUR PAPERThe paper must address the following items:I. Background of the scientific method and applicationII. Selection of a topic/subject for researchIII. Selection of a methodology for the researchIV. Gathering data: how to do/where to find it/and moreV. Analysis of data:VI. Review of relevant literature (www.mamma.com) is a superior source of information.VII. Be sure and properly cite your references (use whichever format is most comfortable for you)VIII. Findings and conclusions _ what did you find or expect to find??IX. Presentation of the study . . . conclusion of the paperNOW READ THIS VERY CAREFULLY:HERE IS WHAT I WANT YOU TO DO!!1. Define your topic clearly so all other reviewers will know exactly what you are studying and what the “problem or focus” of the study is.2. Define the variables you will be using and measuring: define them exactly so all other reviewers will know exactly what you mean when you label a variable and then use it in your study.3. Review the relevant literature and cite it appropriately: this is called a “review of literature”.4. Explain exactly how your will gather your date (even though this will be hypothetical data”).5. If you plan on using a questionnaire design one and show the variables and questions you intend to use. (remember you are not actually going and administer this questionnaire)6. Include a copy of the questionnaire.7. If you are going to use secondary data show copies of this/these resources and cite their references.8. If you are really creative and use another method to gather data describe in detail how you will gather this data and define the level of the data (i.e. nominal, ordinal, etc.)9. Explain which statistical methods (or software) you will use to analyze your gathered or acquired data.10. Present a hypothetical or expected outcome of your data analysis.
I would expect that you can do all this in about 11 pages or less of clear text, graphs, and so forth.