Religiosity and Socioeconomic Status. This assignment is intended to help you learn how to choose and develop a research topic.
Therefore, this assignment is the first step in beginning your major research project. Follow the
instructions carefully. The assignment should be typed doublespaced.
Choose a general topic of interest to you from sociology or a related social science.
Examples of broad topics of interest include religiosity, voting behavior, academic success,
race/ethnic relations, etc. After you have chosen a general topic, explain what your theory
will address. Following the examples just provided, it might be factors promoting
religiosity, why some people are more successful in school, or why some people are more
racially prejudiced. Briefly explain why this topic and the question you have set forth are