CCCC ENG 112 - Observation Report (SOCIAL SCIENCES) - Outline Template

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English 112: Writing & Research in the DisciplinesObservation Report (SOCIAL SCIENCES) - Outline Template I. INTRODUCTION:A. (Introduce your topic: the topic as it is described in the academic and professional discourse. Be sure to attribute your sources using APA documentation.) A socio-linguistic study focusing on the development of potentially new slang terms within the age range of teens from 12 to 14 years of age, studying the potential influence of media and technology on these newly developed terms. B. (Describe your observation subject.)1. (Explain how you believe that it relates to the broader conversation noted in A.)There are many conversations academically regarding the evolution of the English language,slang terms, and the geographical pinpoints of regional terms. There are few however on theage in which many of these slang terms come from and from what environmental influence they bore from. 2. (Identify your purpose for doing this study.)Studying language used within a region helps to better understand that groups culture. Noting the environmental influences and possible new developments tracks the evolution of the English language, and the progress of our youth. A better understanding of their language will also help to consider their emotions.3. (Note the major questions that you intend to answer by doing this observation.) This study intends to help identify new developments of slang terms in the the age range of 12-14. What if any influences technologically there may be, i.e. text talk, and if socially if these terms help them emote.C. (Provide your ultimate conclusion about this topic and the issues surrounding it now that you have conducted this study.)I am conducting the study this week, and the results and conclusions of said observation has not been deduced.II. BACKGROUND/LITERATURE REVIEW:A. (Introduce the articles by noting the titles and authors if you haven't introduced them already. Be sure to use APA documentation.)For research it was found that three articles where relevant to the topic of this study. “A sociolinguistic study of American slang” by Yanchun Zhou, and Yanhong Fan. “Digitial media and youth” a primer for school psychologists” by Elena Savina, Jennifer L. Mills, Kelly Atwood, and Jason Cha. “Texting abbreviations and language learning” By Ahmed Al Shlowiy.B. (Identify the common denominator across all three articles.)It is the census across all three of these articles used in this research that technology and media play a major role in the distinct evolution of language and speech specifically in the developmental teen age range. Teens are engulfed in technology, i.e. television, smart phones, and internet. Theseadvances subject them to terms from a plethora of influences. 1. (Note significant points on which your authors agree.)Zhou & Fan and Al Shlowiy agree that teens consume and create slang language among themselves to communicate. They also agree that technological influences aren’t necessarily a negative impact. These authors along with Sevina, Mills, Atwood, and Cha, all agree that within teen ages, media and technology as environmental influences, help develop and alter the way our youth are communicating. 2. (Note significant points on which your authors disagree.)Sevina, Mills, Atwood, and Cha vary in opinion in comparison to the other two articles with regards to technological influences being a positive impact. They state that technology is redefining fundamental cues and cadence of communication. It is impacting the uniquely human dimension of connection.3. (Note points that aren't consistently handled by the authors. If you find the lacking information relevant, explain why.)Sevina, Mills, Atwood, and Cha didn’t speak to the development of slang terms, however they offered relevant information for this study regarding technology and its social impacts, therefore the lacking information did not impact the research greatly.4. (Mention any questions that you may have developed by doing your research.)Prior to conducting this research it wasn’t found pertinent Zhou and Fans writings regarding language variances within different sexual orientations. After reading more thorough it may be something of notable consideration to take into account when conducting this study, noting emerging slang terms dependant on ones sexual orientation.III. METHOD:**Refer to the Method section in the "Formal Observation (IMRAD)" PowerPoint slideshow and the note-taking handout adapted from this source. Although you shouldn't record your observation results, you should have included your methodological details in these notes.**A. (What did you do? How did you do it?) 1. (Before)Prior permission was attained through teachers and administration at Phillips Middle School to observe an activity period. Located outside on Thursday, April 12, 2018. Arrival at Phillips Middle school at 10:30 am, and little preparation was necessary. 2. (During)The observation began when the school aged youth entered the outside activity location at approximately at 10:58. 3. (After)The observation was finished when the activity period ended approximately at 11:25. No announcement of the observers identity was given, and the observer left the premises. B. (What did you do? How did you do it?)Street clothes appropriate to the weather was worn. Being that the study is within a middle school, and the subject age ranges 12-14, fitting in is a risk. Not to appear as if the observer was eaves dropping on conversations, movement throughout the outside play area was necessary. Slow movement in an aloof nature was carried out. Keeping enough distance from each group was a necessity. Alluding to the appearance of taking notes, the observer used a cellphone.C. (Note any biases, problems, and difficulties.)Being that the appearance of the observer could be considered that of a teacher or staff member, itwas imperative to remain a safe distance, as to not alert the subjects. If such issue came to be, the subjects volume of speech could be lowered and the ability to determine what was being spoken could be constricted. IV. RESULTS/PRIMARY RESEARCH:**You may organize this section by your questions if you believe that you found answersto them. If there are more relevant organizational strategies (e.g., how the people organized themselves or interacted based on social roles, gender, age, use of space, etc.), then use them instead.****Be sure

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