Wk 3: Choose group
Wk 8: Proposal
TBD: Final Paper
Note: Read the Instructions for the Final Paper in order to grasp the differences between what is expected from the Proposal and from the Final Paper.
REQUIREMENT: write, along with three other classmates of your choice, a proposal for a survey paper on the consequences of the Great Recession (GR hereafter). A survey paper is an overview of the context, debates and trends. In contrast, the proposal presents a much more concise overview in order to make the case for why a longer, more detailed paper is worthwhile writing. In addition to the summary of previous research, the proposal concludes with a section in which explicit suggestions are made about the final paper:
· About the main themes and subthemes that you plan to develop in the paper – in other words, about its organization in terms of sections and, if appropriate, subsections.
TOPICS: choose one of the following research topics:
· Jobs and Unemployment
1. Impact on General (Un)EmploymentOBJECTIVE: address the following set of questions:
· What is the overall impact, if any, of the GR? Compare debates and trends before and after 2007.
SOURCES of information:
· Academic research: books, chapters, articles and working papers.
· For building or updating trends, see the following links to data sources:
· 15-20 pages (double spaced, font size 12, font style Times New Roman) including title page, text, appendices, endnotes, bibliography, and figures and tables.
ELEMENTS OF EVALUATION:
Does the proposal:
1. Identify and briefly discuss the most important (rather than all) aspects of the GR with regard to the chosen topic
An EXCELLENT proposal (17-20) does well on all five points.
A GOOD proposal (13-16) does well on points 1-2 and less well on points 3-5.
A MEDIOCRE proposal (10-12) does well on points 1-2, and poorly on points 3-5.
· Your partners, first, and only then the course Hotline: firstname.lastname@example.org.