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JRN 415 Week 1 Research Methods

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Research Methods. For this assignment, you will utilize selected online resources to investigate unemployment in your state. Visit Local Area Unemployment Statistics. This resource provides a range of government data regarding economic indicators, including unemployment. What is the current unemployment rate in your state? How has this rate changed over the last year? Identify and describe two additional Internet sites that you would consult to generate a local angle on this information. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using Internet research to put a human face on this issue? The paper must be at least one page in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. ============================ JRN 415 Week 3 Researching Government Websites

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Researching Government Websites. Select one of the following exercises to complete. Explain the information you found and explain how you found it. 1. You are a business reporter and hear that the largest employer in your town is going to lay off one-third of its employees. You need to find background on the company’s financial status. Find the latest 10-K filings for a large public company in your area. Use the EDGAR database from Filings & Forms. (Paul & Hansen, 2007, p. 98). 2. In a story on an “English-only” referendum being proposed, you want to add information about the demographics of your county, particularly the Hispanic population. Search for population statistics for your county at the U.S. Census Bureau. (Paul & Hansen, 2007, 98). 3. In covering a story about domestic violence in Florida, a police officer tells you that the hot weather months are the worst – there is a jump in cases in July. Verify the accuracy of the statement by checking the Florida Department of Children and Families. (Paul & Hansen, 2007, p. 98). ==================================== JRN 415 Week 4 Evaluating Credibility

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Evaluating Credibility. Select one of the following exercises to complete. For the chosen exercise, explain how you would go about evaluating the credibility of the information you have found. You must use at least two sources for your background research. a. A new treatment for Parkinson’s disease has been announced. Find three (3) articles about Parkinson’s disease. (For this exercise, review “Discussion Lists” in Computer-Assisted Research, pp. 46-56.)


2. After another traffic death involving air bags, you are investigating the issue of air bag usage. Find three (3) newsgroup messages to get ideas of issues people are talking about. (For this exercise, review “Newsgroups and Forums” inComputer-Assisted Research, pp. 57-66.) 3. You are doing a series on domestic violence. Find three (3) forums where this is being discussed. (For this exercise, review “Newsgroups and Forums” in Computer-Assisted Research, pp. 57-66.) The paper must be two pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. ==================================

Jrn 415  

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Research Methods. For this assignment, you will utilize selected online resources to investigat...

Jrn 415  

For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com Research Methods. For this assignment, you will utilize selected online resources to investigat...

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