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GEG 102: World Geography: MEP - Research Activity Assignment

MEP Research Activity Assignment

This activity is an opportunity for you start exploring background research for your MEP project.

  • If you've identified a possible interviewee, complete the assignment with that person in mind.
  • If you don't have an interviewee yet, select a country of origin and migrant group for this activity.
  • Submit the assignment form by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 30.

These are the questions for the assignment, which you should submit through the online form (also linked on Moodle):

(1) What do you already know about your interviewee? Think about what you know about their country of origin, migrant group, and migrant experience. [If you have a couple of possible interviewees in mind, pick one for this activity. If you do not have an interviewee yet, select a country of origin and migrant group for this activity.]

(2) On what topics might you conduct background research before the interview? [Tips: For ideas, (a) think back to our library workshop on the Mankato Free Press article and (b) look at the "Background Research" section of the MEP Assignment Description.]

(3) Source #1: Start with a search of one of the resources on the library research guide (https://libguides.gustavus.edu/GEG102). Identify one specific source (e.g., an article, book, research report, demographic report) that provides background information for your interview. Provide (1) a citation for the source in a formal style of your choice (e.g., APA, Chicago, MLA) and (2) a brief description of how this source will help contextualize your interview (1-2 sentences).

(4) Source #2: Start with a search of another resource on the library research guide (https://libguides.gustavus.edu/GEG102). Identify a second specific source of a different type than your first source (e.g., an article, book, research report, demographic report) that provides background information for your interview. Provide (1) a citation for the source in a formal style of your choice (e.g., APA, Chicago, MLA) and (2) a brief description of how this source will help contextualize your interview (1-2 sentences).

(5) Reflect on your research process. When completing this activity, (1) what worked well, (2) what challenges did you encounter, and (3) what questions or concerns do you have about next steps for your MEP project? (1 sentence each).

 

 

 

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