You are to consider some aspect of human behavior or society that you would like to know more about. You must also formulate an appropriate sociological question about your chosen topic. Write your research question along with a brief explanation of why you are interested in it. Avoid asking broad philosophical or moral questions that can’t be answered using sociological research. 

Next, choose a research method that you think could best be used to try to get the information to answer to your question. Explain why you chose that method and how you think it would work best for your question. What would be your population and how would you select a sample, if needed?