Social Sciences Might Help
8-1 Discussion: Making Connections (50 Points)
Now that you have reached the end of this course, reflect on your experiences of conducting social science research through the analysis of advertisements.
Create one initial post and follow up with at least two response posts.
For your initial post, address the following:
- How has examining your beliefs, assumptions, and/or values related to your research question affected how you process information in your daily life? Consider advertisements that pop up in your social media feeds; claims made in magazine articles, news headlines, or tweets by celebrities; or information shared by family.
- What changes, big or small, have occurred in how you apply the skills you developed in this class to other classes, your personal life, and/or your career?
Be sure to provide specific examples to support your points.
For your response posts, address the following:
- What perspectives have your peers offered that you had not previously considered about the value of identifying one’s beliefs, assumptions, and/or values?
- Suggest other ways the social sciences might help your peers in their personal, professional, or academic careers.
Remember, this assignment is graded on the quality of your initial post and at least two response posts to your classmates. You are not required to do research for this discussion. If you do refer to sources, be sure to include an attribution (or citation) to the resource.