O Teenagers become drug addicts because of peer pressure?

Each paper should be typed, double-spaced in 12-pt font

a) an introduction to the topic

b) a brief discussion of the scientific data (i.e., roughly 2-3 pages) from your references AND a critique of the quality of the research designs, appropriateness of the researchersa conclusions, etc.

c) a detailed description of the interview(s) you conducted and what you learned from it/them (roughly 4-5 pages).

Summarize and discuss the interview(s) you have conducted in terms of how the phenomenon you have studied impacts on real people and how their own expectations and the beliefs of others regarding this phenomenon has affected their development, and especially how it has impacted on their resolution of the crises/tasks of each of Eriksonas psychosocial stages of development.

The questions used in your interview should be obvious from your summary or you should include a list of questions as an addendum.

If any of these components are missing from your paper, you will LOSE a significant number of POINTS!

A reference list must be included with your interview paper, in correct bibliographic format (either MLA or APA format is acceptable but APA is preferred).

O Teenagers become drug addicts because of peer pressure?

Please read instruction carefully. My professor wrote down side notes on what to fix on the research paper. For the interview, the person i interviewed is called Carols, He is 22 years old. He started to get into drugs during his senior year of high school, he went to Wellington High School. He started to get help after his parents kicked him out of the house. After he was clean, he went to Palm Beach State College, he was going to major in Business Administration. But he dropped out after a year. He started to work for his father. But after 4 years he quit and started working at Lowes where he is a manager. He also lives on his own in an apartment, and he is doing good. He really has turned his life around.

Step 4: Interview one or two people who has been directly affected by the phenomenon you are exploring. I repeat, the interviewee MUST be directly affected by the phenomenon. If you are studying the impact of music lyrics on young people do NOT interview a 50-year-old; interview a young person. If you are studying ADHD, do NOT interview your Great Aunt Bessie who thinks the disorder is hooey; interview a child or adult who has been diagnosed with ADHD (or a parent of a child with the disorder).

Preferably (when appropriate), at least one interviewee should be from a different developmental stage than yourself to give you a different generations perspective on the issue. (It is acceptable to include your own experiences with this phenomenon but be careful not to let those experiences prejudice how you view the scientific literature or conduct your interviews. AND you must interview someone other than yourself.)

Ask the person(s) you wish to interview if they are willing to be interviewed (or in the case of a minor, get parents and childs permission) and set up a convenient time to get together. Be sure to allow ample time. It is best to tape record the interview.

Prepare your questions before the interview time. Questions should be age-appropriate in the case of children. Your questions should explore three areas:

(1) How has this phenomenon affected them and their development?

(2) How has societys beliefs and/or THEIR OWN EXPECTATIONS about this phenomenon affected them and their development?

(3) How has this phenomenon helped or hindered their resolution of the psychosocial tasks of previous stages of development (Eriksonas theory) and how is it affecting the stage they are currently in?

You should not just ask questions, however. Try to get the other person talking so that you develop your own sense of them as a person and how the phenomenon being studied has affected them.

Step 5: Write a 5 to 8-page paper that includes:

a) an introduction to the topic

b) A brief discussion of the scientific data (i.e., roughly 2-3 pages) from your references AND a critique of the quality of the research designs, appropriateness of the researchersa conclusions, etc.

c) a detailed description of the interview(s) you conducted and what you learned from it/them (roughly 4-5 pages).

Summarize and discuss the interview(s) you have conducted in terms of how the phenomenon you have studied impacts on real people and how their own expectations and the beliefs of others regarding this phenomenon has affected their development, and especially how it has impacted on their resolution of the crises/tasks of each of Eriksonas psychosocial stages of development.

The questions used in your interview should be obvious from your summary or you should include a list of questions as an addendum.

If any of these components are missing from your paper, you will LOSE a significant number of POINTS!

See syllabus for due date of interview paper and see grading criteria sheet for more specific criteria.

A reference list must be included with your interview paper, in correct bibliographic format (either MLA or APA format is acceptable but APA is preferred).

P.S. I have to make at least an A to get a B on the research paper. She drops a whole letter grade because she counts the rewrite paper as a late paper.