You may choose to do either a research paper or you may conduct an interview with someone that you feel would be a good representation, an expert in their field of sport for women, and then use the research to compare, enhance, or dispute what you found out during your interview.
Conduct your research for the project utilizing the existing literature and finding your own information to support your research question and/or topic. For instance, you may do a research paper on the status of women’s sports today, how self esteem and sports are connected, women and sports internationally, or any topic you connected with in the textbook that you would like to explore further. For research papers/interview analysis I want to see critical thought, not just a review of the literature. In women’s studies, your thoughts are an important part of the discourse.
For either assignment, you will be expected to show evidence of critical thought, and that you have done further reading and research in addition to the class readings. Use the class readings as a starting point. Before you begin your work on the Research Paper or Interview Analysis, please send me an e-mail briefly outlining what you intend to do and include your research question, and I will give you the “OK” to proceed.
The minimum length of the Research Paper or Interview Analysis is 5-7 pages, double-spaced. The paper should include a title and reference page. A minimum of 4 references is required and one must include a peer reviewed source. Papers are to be in APA style. The Interview Analysis should also include the questions you created and a summary of the interview sent to me along with your assignment. The interview responses may be included in your overall paper. The person you interviewed may count as one of your references.