Interview-Based Biography

Interview-Based Biography

Listen to the interview and transcribe word-for-word the best quotes, those that really make a good point or say something important about law and society. You will use these quotes when writing the paper. It is important to get the wording exactly right. Step 6: Write the paper. The paper should be at least five pages, double-spaced. The paper should be in narrative form. Tell the story of this person. The focus should be on their work experiences, rather than background and biographical information. Spend about one paragraph on minor details such as how they got into this type of work, and so on. The rest of the paper should contain your analysis of the findings. Throughout the paper, strive to incorporate as many relevant sociological terms and concepts as possible. Which terms are relevant will depend on what your interviewee has to say. Your goal is to provide sociological explanations for their experiences as a professional working in some facet of the legal system. Papers must contain a minimum of ten sociological terms. Basic terms like “race,” “ethnicity,” “social class,” “sex, and “gender” do not count as part of the ten terms. You do not need to define terms, but you do need to cite them properly. As part of the sociological analysis, you need to use at least four quotes from the interview in your paper. Don’t just summarize what was said in the interviews. Use the word-for-word quotes as original sociological data. The four quotes can be as short as a few words and should not be longer than 100 words each. You can use more quotes if you want, but quotes should take up no more than 400 words of the paper’s total word count. So you can have 4 quotes at 100 words each, 8 quotes at 50 words each, or split them up any way you’d like, as long as you include at least four separate quotes and stay under the 400-word limit for quotes.