1. Clearly explain your research question and why it is important. 2. Literature review. Analyze the findings of your scholarly, peer-reviewed sources, organizing them around key themes. How will your research fit in? You must use at least three scholarly sources. 3. Hypothesis. Clearly state your hypothesis, identifying the independent and dependent variables, as well as the expected relationship between them. Include at least one relevant control variable, and an explanation of how you expect it will affect the relationship between the independent and dependent variables. 4. Methodology. Describe the data set you used, as well as the variables. Explain which method you used: cross-tab, mean comparison or regression. Why did you choose this particular method? 5. Results. What did you find? Clearly explain your findings, including measures of the strength of the relationship, its direction, and statistical significance. In an appendix, include not only your syntax, but also the tables you generated, such as a cross tab, with the results for chi square, lambda and somers’s d (whichever is relevant for your variables) and p values. 6. Conclusions. Did your findings confirm your hypothesis? What are the implications of your findings? What should be done next? This is where you get to state your own opinion. It is the only place in this paper where you can offer your own thoughts about this research. 7. Appendix. Include your SPSS output, with your netid clearly visible in the header. Use APA style for Works Cited page and in-text citations. No abstract necessary.