Writing with Sources
Prospectus and Statement of Intent
Example: Statement of Intent
Here are two sample statements of intent. The files here correspond to the sample prospectuses found below.
Here are two sample prospectuses from past students. Note that these are samples only to be used to help you write the prospectus and all details of your specific project must be approved by your advisor.
Examples: Introductory Chapters
Here are two sample introductory chapters. Intro #2 combines a brief literature review with an introduction, as it was appropriate to the project. Intro #1 is a more distinct introductory chapter and does not include much literature, instead saving that for a lit review chapter.
How to Write a Lit Review
Lit Review Web Resources
Kathleen Sheehan is the Sociology department library liaison, and she is happy to help if you are having trouble doing your library research. Contact Kathleen directly at email@example.com.
Examples: Lit Reviews
Lit Review #1 corresponds to Intro #1 and Interview Guide #1 so you can see how the pieces fit together.
Data and Methods
Data Collection: Sampling, Interviewing, and Survey Methods
This is a great (and short) article by Mario Luis Small to help you think about sampling issues, particularly for qualitative work.
Sample Interview Guides
Examples: Data and Methods Chapters
Methods #1 is quantitative and may be more technical than many senior theses. Methods #2 is an interview-based study.
Examples: Results Chapters
Results 1 is from a mixed methods thesis. The quantitative portion may be more technical than most theses. (Corresponds to Methods 1).
Results 2 is from a qualitative thesis. The first results chapter includes some basic quantitative description. (Corresponds to Methods 2)
Discussion and Conclusion
Data Analysis Tools
Eva's Atlas.ti Workshop
Example: Coding Scheme
Data Analysis Tools
For Qualitative Research:
For Quantitative Research: