Omparative and International Family Research Paper

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Very important to note: DO NOT GO TO A WEBSITE. ARTICLE, OR A BOOK AND JUST LIFT OR COPY THE WORDS EXACTLY AS YOU FIND THEM! That is plagiarism. Once you find relevant sources to write this research paper, read and understand what you want taken from the source and PARAPHRASE or use your own words to communicate the ideas. Then, cite your source/s in APA style within the text and also list them in the references section at the end of the paper.
This is a research paper that compares cultural issues related to families in the United States to those of other countries. The statements that you will write about the U.S. should also be researched. Do not just write what you know or experienced. This is a research paper. Do your RESEARCH both about the country other than the U.S. and the U.S.
Example of citation within text:
In an article about family ecology (Bronfenbrenner, 1986), a¦
or
Bronfebrenner (1986) explained in an article that family ecology is a¦
Example of a reference entry of a journal article:
Bronfenbrenner, U. (1986). Ecology of the family as a context for human development: Research perspectives. Developmental Psychology, 22, 723-742.
There are different ways to cite and enter in references sources, for example different format for online sources, books, chapters of books, etc. Please check the suggested materials that were suggested in the course guidelines for using APA style.
A. Paper: Students will choose a country other than their own and focus on the impact of the following factors:
1. Housing and geographic location
a. Describe the geographic location and housing of the population of the country you chose. Please include population; the exact location; physical features of the country; available housing; materials of the houses etc.
b. How does the information gathered compare to that of the United States?
2. Religion
a. Describe the religious that make up of the country and how it impacts the daily lives of
the people.
b. How does the information gathered compare to that of the United States?
3. Technology and mass media
a. Describe how the use and access to technology and mass media has affected
families in this country.
b. How does the information gathered compare to that of the United States?
4. Socio-cultural beliefs and values
a. What are the socio-cultural beliefs and values of families in that country? Please
include family systems such as gender roles; parenting; the elderly; traditions; beliefs.
b. How does the information gathered compare to that of the United States?
5. Economics
a. Please describe the economy of the country. Please include the GDP; labor force;
gross national income; unemployment; imports and exports etc.
b. How does the information gathered compare to that of the United States?
6. Socio-political systems and structures
a. Describe the sociopolitical system and structures of the country. Please include the
type of government; branches of government; elections; appointments, etc.
b. How does the information gathered compare to that of the United States?
7. Food, dietary habits and body image
a. Describe the food and dietary habits of people within the country. Please provide
specific foods used.
b. What impact does body image have on these food choices?
c. How does the information gathered compare to that of the United States?
8. Education
a. Describe the educational systems within the country. Please include how accessible
the system is; literacy rate; levels of education; public or private; higher education; and who pays.
b. How does the information gathered compare to that of the United States?
9. Access and utilization of health care
a. Describe the access and utilization of healthcare in the country. Please include who
pays; public or private; government funding; the availability of hospitals and doctors etc.
b. How does the information gathered compare to that of the United States?
The paper should:
be double-spaced and includes a cover page (this is not included in the number of pages)
include page numbers
At least have a paragraph of each of the nine factors
have reference page (this is not included in the number of pages). Sources could include books, journal articles, and reliable Internet sources (usually the .net, .org, and country websites). NO WIKIPEDIA and NO ENTERTAINMENT MAGAZINE articles, nor POPULAR MEDIA (e.g., reality shows, Oprah show) a Points will be deducted if students will use these a?banneda sources..
Students may incorporate information by interviewing someone from that culture. Each section should include the subheading of the factors. Check the guidelines in the writing requirements.
Students should use APA in citations including the sources and even an interview if there is any. Add your reference list.