FCSC 3320 Final Project Spring 2022 Position Paper For this assignment you

FCSC 3320
Final Project
Spring 2022
Position Paper
For this assignment you will complete the three‐part project that is described below. This project consists of:
• identifying and establishing the significance of a current, controversial issue or policy affecting families;
• describing the conflicting positions on and/or alternative actions for dealing with the issue or policy;
• reviewing and analyzing the evidence in support of the conflicting positions and/or alternative actions; and on the basis of this analysis
• arguing for one position and/or action.
Description and analysis of the conflicting positions and/or the alternative actions for dealing with the issue should be based largely on and supported by research findings, statistical reports, arguments and theory from the academic literature (from academic journals), arguments made by “experts” in the field…etc. The paper should include a logical, clearly stated and well‐substantiated argument in support of the position you take
Part a: Annotated Bibliography
You will be assigned a topic
i. Identify and briefly describe a current, controversial family policy/policy issue you have been assigned for your position paper.
ii. Develop an annotated bibliography comprising 6‐8 sources of information associated with your topic (e.g., peer‐reviewed journals, statistical reports, books, book chapters…). At least 3 of these must be scholarly literature (books, peer‐reviewed journal articles…). For each source, include the information outlined below:
• Citation in APA format (5th edition).
• Main purpose/key ideas, findings, arguments made in article.
• Contributions to your position paper in terms of establishing the significance of the issue or in terms of presenting arguments about conflicting positions associated with the issue.
• Critical analysis of key ideas, findings, arguments, positions presented in the article (e.g., types of reasoning).
iii. Based on the literature included in your annotated bibliography, briefly explain the controversial nature of the policy/policy issue you have chosen for the position paper. To do this, you’ll need to briefly identify some of the conflicting positions and/or alternative actions for dealing with the issue (cite references from annotated bibliography). iv. Using the literature in your annotated bibliography, establish the significance of the policy/policy issue about which your position paper focuses. Why is this an important policy/policy issue? The annotated bibliography should be typed and can be either single or double‐spaced. This is due Part I of the project by March 26 @ 11:30 pm Part B: Complete Position Paper
Using the literature gathered for the annotated bibliography, Professor Stewart-Muhammad’s feedback, and at least 6 additional sources of information on the topic (at least 3 of which must be scholarly
literature), you will write a 10 -15 typed double‐spaced position paper. The typeface should be 12 point. Where references are cited, APA format (6th edition) is required.
Evaluation of the position paper will be based on the criteria listed below.
􀀹 Clarity of presentation
􀀹 Quality of writing
􀀹 Ability to demonstrate understanding of the topic by drawing on relevant research findings and arguments made in the academic literature. Understanding of the topic will be evidenced by the appropriate application of concepts, principles, theories, and analytical skills learned in class and from required readings.
Part C: Class Presentation
( The class presentation will be on April 13)
You will be required to present a 5 minute summary of your position paper. Each student must prepare a one-page reference list which briefly Identifies and describes the current, controversial family policy/policy issue you have chosen for your position paper. List ten relevant references on her/his topic to share with each class member. You must argue for one position and/or action. You may be creative in your presentation utilizing Power point or setting up various scenarios which assist with supporting your position. Completed Position Paper is due on April 20 for Graduating Seniors and April 24 for all others