Chapter 8, “Family and Marriage” Direct link: https://perspectives.pressbooks.com/chapter/family-and-marriage/
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Using Milestone One, review why you chose the group and what you want to know about them. Is there something about this group that may help you understand online community culture?
Then, create a research question based on your interest in the online group and what you would like to learn about the community culture.
For example, you may want to find the answer to the following:
- Why is it important for people to participate in this community?
- What does the community provide its members beyond social engagement online?
- Are there other possible reasons members join other than what is described on the site? If so, what are they, and how do they contribute to membership cohesiveness?
These questions can be researched and increase our understanding of the topic/group. What do you want to learn more about with research?
Once you have a research question, begin doing your initial literature research. Looking at existing scholarship will give you a foundation for building your work. For the milestone, find at least five (5) credible/scholarly sources relating to your research question.
A popular and easy way to find credible resources is with the CRAAP Method. Click the link to find out how this works: How to Find Credible Sources: The CRAAP Method
Search for sources that help you to understand your chosen community as it relates to your research question. For example, if your question is, “Are there other possible reasons members join other than what is described on the site?” you may want to look for sources that address motivations for online community membership. As you find sources, please keep track of each, writing the citation for the source and a summary of how it relates to your research. This part of the assignment is the annotated bibliography.