Part 1 of 3 of behs 103 presentation project | behs 103 | University of Maryland University College
The topic of this project is: Technology and criminology
Part 1: Reference summaries
What is your project topic? Describe your definition of technology as it relates to your project topic. In other words, what aspect of technology will you be examining in relation to your topic? (1-2 paragraphs)
What aspect of the social sciences impact or inform your topic? Explain how this topic informs what you are examining. (1-2 paragraphs)
Create a reference list of at least 5 scholarly sources that you will use in your presentation. References should use APA format (6th edition).
For this part of the applied project, you will use resources such as Google Scholar to:
· Locate 5 scholarly or credible sources on your chosen topic
· Locate at least 1 article that addresses your topic from the perspective of a different country or culture
· Locate at least 1 article related to policy (i.e. what policies exist, are being considered, or are needed to address your issue)
What is a scholarly or credible source? For this project rely on sources that have credibility. Appropriate sources would be articles written by experts in the field, articles found in peer-reviewed journals, published documents from well-known research groups (e.g. Pew Research), and reports published by government agencies (e.g. NIH, CDC). Inappropriate sources would include popular websites (e.g. about.com, ehow.com, Wikipedia) or media outlets (e.g. Fox, MSNBC, WSJ, NY Times, Forbes, etc.). These sources do not always accurately report their findings and are sometimes prone to bias. If a website or article fails to report the credentials of the author and does not provide citations for the information contained in the article, chances are it is not a scholarly source and therefore should not be used.
Submit a summary of each article using the worksheet that follows. In your own words, identify the key findings of the article. Do not simply state what the article was about (e.g. “This article talks about cyberbullying.”). What specific information did you learn from your source? (e.g. “Cyberbullying has become a popular means of abuse among teenagers, affecting about half of all young people.”). Your summaries should be 2-3 paragraphs in length. Do NOT simply copy and paste the abstract or any other part of any source! This is plagiarism.
Use and complete the worksheet table in the attached document for this part of the project.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
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