Field Report Paper Guidelines

Field Report Paper Guidelines


The field report is a write-up of your visits to your field site. If “culture” is the “whole way of life” of a group and the patterns that constitute that life, your work in the field report is to observe that life and convey, to some extent, a sense of the “whole.”

In your interview, you focused on one-on-one encounter(s) with one or more individuals. In the field report, you will include encounters with individuals, but you will also describe the physical space and its relationships to surrounding spaces; interactions between individuals; and the patterns of behavior, belief, opinion, language, etc., that you find there. Record the dates and times of your observations.

Essentially, you need to visit your field site with open mind, open eyes, and open ears; see what you find.

You will use the tools of narration, description, and analysis to write up what you find at your field site. The focus of the essay will be on presentation of findings, but you also need to address questions of method (what your method is and how you justify or provide reasons for it) in the introduction.

The field report does not need to draw on outside sources or include a fully-developed discussion section. Rather, use the conclusion to summarize your observations and your reaction to them.

Due Dates:

– Rough Draft: 11/5/19

– Final Draft: 11/7/19


– Typed, paper copy

– Double-spaced

– 12 pt, Times New Roman font

– One-inch margins


Although the field report needs a distinct introduction (in which you discuss method and purpose), body (for observations), and conclusion (for summary of observations), your organization of the content is otherwise up to you. You may use either a narrative (story) or thematic (topic-by-topic) structure; you may also use a combination of these. Let the content—your experiences—determine what kind of organization you choose.

Style: Although it is appropriate to use “I” or first-person point of view, it’s important to emphasize the field site/culture and keep yourself in the background. If you use jargon or specialized vocabulary, be sure to define it; if you draw on outside sources, cite them using APA style.

Length: A minimum of 3-4 full pages, or 750-1000 words.

HR Ethics Scenarios Worksheet

HR Ethics Scenarios Worksheet



Answer the following questions for each corresponding scenario in no more than 350 words each.


  1. The HR Director is having lunch outside the office. She hears a competitor talking about a significant change in their business that could affect the performance of her own firm.



What is HR’s ethical duty?



Explain why this may fall under corporate responsibility and insider trading.




  1. The head of HR refers a family member to a department head for consideration in an “unposted” job.


What do you do?









Explain this in the context of the corporate responsibility of conflict of interest.


  1. You just started your new job as the Director of HR for a government contractor. After being there for a few weeks, you notice that employees are being periodically drug tested. However, the tests don’t appear random and tend to focus on one specific group.


Why is it important to investigate and resolve the issue immediately?



What should the investigation include?



Does the Drug Free Workplace Act apply here?









  1. The manager at one of your locations calls you and wants to terminate an employee for having religious quotes in his desk area. The area is located in the back room and no one but that person has access to the room.


Do you make the person remove them?  Why or why not?



Can the employee file a lawsuit under the Civil Rights Act, Title VII (1964)?  Why or why not?



Explain why the manager might not have a case for making the employee take the quotes down.






APA-formatted citation


APA-formatted citation

Social Media Interaction and Safety Reporting


TopicSelected : Social Media Interaction and Safety Reporting


Your paper must be rooted in a problem. One identified by a credible and influential source is best; however, the group can also come up with one. Once the problem is identified it should be analyzed. Why is it significant? Is this a new or old problem? What are the implications of this problem etc.….
After the analysis, one should first evaluate solutions (at least 2 but probably more than that) and then make a recommendation. Refer to the Communications Technology Evaluation exercise for a way to do this. I am interested in understanding what criteria you selected, why and how you went about ranking.
Next make a recommendation. Discuss why you made that recommendation, and the implications of doing nothing. Be sure to think of the paper as building an argument or convincing your boss to do something. Use lots of evidence and support. Make your argument credible by using a transparent process. Make the paper read well, keep the reader interested and engaged. Use visuals when you can.
An alternative is to do a case study of a historical or current issue, problem or disaster.
I have listed several Milestones that are required. Detailed outline. This should also be your table of contents. I want to see the “shell “of the paper.
Just as in real life, there is no dictated minimum length, maximum length or writing style. However want to see at least four pages or 1200 words The length and style should be appropriate.
Milestones :
Outline Due: (November 7th )
Final paper Due: November 10, 2017


Points to consider:
* This paper must be rooted in a problem.
* Why is it significant?
* Is this a new or old problem?
* What are the implications of this problem etc.….
– Introduction , body, and Conclusion
– Explanation of Social Media sites: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, … (please add others)
– Civilian Interaction between Federal, and State, with the use of Social Media
– Civilian Interaction between Local Law Enforcement, Local Medical Emergency Responders with the use of Social Media
– Safety reporting for Civilian (such as personal identification), Federal, State, Local Law Enforcement, Local Medical Emergency Responders (protecting civilian information and protecting sensitive emergency information) with Social Media.
* Evaluate at least two solutions
* PROVIDE the recommendation to the solutions.
* Why this selected recommendation, and the implications of doing nothing.
At least 1200 words
APA references



An admission Essay sample

The winter of my seventh-grade year, my alcoholic mother entered a psychiatric unit for an attempted suicide. Mom survived, but I would never forget to visit her at the ward or the complete confusion I felt about her attempt to end her life. Today I realize that this experience greatly influenced my professional ambition as well as my personal identity. While early on my professional ambitions were aimed towards the mental health field, later experiences have redirected me towards a career in academia.

I come from a small, economically depressed town in Northern Wisconson. Many people in this former mining town do not graduate high school and for them, college is an idealistic concept, not a reality. Neither of my parents attended college. Feelings of being trapped in a stagnant environment permeated my mind, and yet I knew I had to graduate high school; I had to get out. Although most of my friends and family did not understand my ambitions, I knew I wanted to make a difference and used their doubt as motivation to press through. Four days after I graduated high school, I joined the U.S. Army.

The 4 years I spent in the Army cultivated a deep-seated passion for serving society. While in the Army, I had the great honor to serve with several men and women who, like me, fought to make a difference in the world. During my tour of duty, I witnessed several shipmates suffer from various mental ailments. Driven by a commitment to serve and a desire to understand the foundations of psychological illness, I decided to return to school to study psychology.

In order to pay for school and continue being active in the community, I enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard as a Medic. Due to the increased deployment schedule and demands placed on all branches of the military after September 11, my attendance in school has necessarily come second to my commitment to the military. There are various semesters where, due to this demand, I attended school less than full time. Despite taking a long time and the difficulty in carving separate time for school with such occupational requirements, I remained persistent aiming towards attending school as my schedule would allow. My military commitment ends this July and will no longer complicate my academic pursuits.

In college, as I became more politically engaged, my interest began to gravitate more towards political science. The interest in serving and understanding people has never changed, yet I realized I could make a greater difference doing something for which I have a deeper passion, political science. Pursuing dual degrees in both Psychology and Political Science, I was provided an opportunity to complete a thesis in Psychology with Dr. Sheryl Carol a Professor in Social Psychology at the University of Texas (UT) This fall I will complete an additional thesis as a McNair Scholar with Dr. Ken Chambers, Associate Professor in Latin American studies in the UT Political Science Department.

As an undergraduate, I was privileged to gain extensive research experience working in a research lab with Dr. Carol. During the three years I worked in her lab, I aided in designing a study, writing an Institutional Review Board (IRB) application, running participants through both pilot and regular studies, coding data, and analyzing said data, with these experiences culminating in my honors thesis. This thesis, entitled Self-Esteem and Need-to-Belong as predictors of implicit stereotypic explanatory bias, focuses on the relationship between levels (high and low) of self-esteem and an individual’s need to belong in a group, and how they predict whether an individual will tend to explain stereotype-inconsistent behavior. Participating in such a large study from start to finish has validated my interest in academic research as a profession.

This fall I will embark on writing an additional honors thesis in political science. While the precise topic of my thesis is undecided, I am particularly interested in Mexico and its development towards a more democratic government. Minoring in Spanish, I have read various pieces of literature from Mexico and have come to respect Mexico and Latin American culture and society. I look forward to conducting this research as it will have a more qualitative tilt than my thesis in psychology, therefore granting an additional understanding of research methodology.

My present decision to switch from social psychology to political science is further related to a study abroad course sponsored by the European Union with Dr. Samuel Mitchell, an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at UT. Professor Mitchell obtained a grant to take a class of students to Belgium in order to study the EU. This course revealed a direct correlation between what I had studied in the classroom with the real world. After spending several weeks studying the EU, its history and present movement towards integration, the class flew to Brussels where we met with officials and proceeded to learn firsthand how the EU functioned.

My interest in attending the University of Rochester, in particular, relates to my first semester at OU and the opportunity to take an introductory course in statistics with the now retired Dr. Larry Miller. Through the combination of a genuine appreciation and knack for statistics and with his encouragement, I proceeded to take his advanced statistics class as well as the first graduate level statistics course at OU. I continued my statistical training by completing the second graduate statistics course on model comparisons with Dr. Roger Johnson, a Professor in the Psychology Department. The model comparison course was not only the most challenging course I have taken as an undergraduate but the most important. As the sole undergraduate in the course and only college algebra under my belt, I felt quite intimidated. Yet, the rigors of the class compelled me to expand my thinking and learn to overcome any insecurities and deficits in my education. The effort paid off as I earned not only an ‘A’ in the course, but also won the T.O.P.S. (Top Outstanding Psychology Student) award in statistics. This award is given to the top undergraduate student with a demonstrated history of success in statistics.

My statistical training in psychology orientates me toward a more quantitative graduate experience. Due to the University of Rochester’s reputation for an extensive use of statistics in political science research, I would make a good addition to your fall class. While attending the University of Rochester, I would like to study international relations or comparative politics while in graduate school. I find the research of Dr.’s Hein Goemans and Gretchen Helmke intriguing and would like the opportunity to learn more about it through the Graduate Visitation program.

Participation in the University of Rochester’s Graduate School Visitation Program would allow me to learn more about the Department of Political Science to further see if my interests align with those in the department. Additionally, my attendance would allow the Political Science department to make a more accurate determination on how well I would fit into the program than from solely my graduate school application. Attending the University of Rochester with its focus on quantitative training, would not only allow me to utilize the skills and knowledge I gained as an undergraduate, but also would expand this foundation to better prepare me to conduct research in a manner I find fascinating.

From attending S.E.R.E. (Survival/POW training) in the military and making it through a model comparisons course as an undergraduate, I have rarely shied away from a challenge. I thrive on difficult tasks as I enjoy systematically developing solutions to problems. Attending the University of Rochester would more than likely prove a challenge, but there is no doubt in my mind that I would not only succeed but enable me to offer a unique set of experiences to fellow members of the incoming graduate class.