A project-based assessment with a rubric for the Research Methods unit of a Sociology Course. Students develop their own research question, design, and conclusions as if they were attempting to submit it to a university,
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Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.
Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.
Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.
Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.