1,250 words (approximately 5 pages)
topic: Discuss the various theories of intimate partner abuse and their effectiveness in explaining both rape and intimate partner abuse. Include in your analysis ways in which each theory might be translated into positive action to eliminate violence against women.
Assignment 2 Short Research Paper
Weighting: 20% of final grade
Length: 1,250 words (approximately 5 pages. Do NOT include the title page or reference list as part of the word count.)
Due: After Unit 3
This assignment asks you to prepare a mini research paper on one (1) of the following two (2) topics:
• Critically discuss the worldwide trends and prevalence statistics related to domestic violence and rape. Include in your analysis a discussion of the difficulties associated with data collection as well as the potential for “statistics” to affect change. OR
• Discuss the various theories of intimate partner abuse and their effectiveness in explaining both rape and intimate partner abuse. Include in your analysis ways in which each theory might be translated into positive action to eliminate violence against women.
Your short research paper must include references to 4-6 resources that support your arguments. You must draw primarily on the required readings from the course. You will also incorporate additional referenced resources, which may come from the “References and Supplementary Readings” list at the end of each unit. If you choose to go beyond these items, ensure that the references you select are drawn from reputable resources. Reputable resources include articles from refereed academic journals (see AU’s online journal database or print-based journals), published books or book chapters, and/or reputable online resources such as Statistics Canada, United Nations, and/or World Health Organization websites.
You must use the APA style of documentation. See the link on the course site for information on APA style guidelines.
Before beginning this assignment, take a few minutes to review the Evaluation Guidelines for Women’s and Gender Studies 422 Assignments, Remarking Women’s and Gender Studies 422 Assignments, Tips on Writing Essays and Research Papers, and the Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct sections in Course Information. If you have any difficulties preparing this assignment, contact your tutor immediately.
When you have completed your short research paper, ensure that you make or keep a copy for your records. Upload your completed work and retrieve the graded file with feedback from your tutor.
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