1.Select a topic that interests you. Make the argument that this issue is important by using anecdotal evidence or statistical data. 2. State a sociological research question. 3. Create a scientific, sociological hypothesis. 4. Apply a sociological paradigm (theory) to explain your social issue. 5. Propose a research methodology for data collection. Argue why this research method is appropriate given your hypothesis. 6. Address general issues involved in this research, such as operationalization of the variables, reliability, sampling, etc.