Performance Assessment: Four Sociological Theories

Differentiate between the four main theoretical perspectives and explain how each perspective or paradigm reflects the work of major theorists and their contribution to the field, then compare and contrast how each theoretical perspective might approach the study of a particular social issue of your choice.

Basic Requirements (assignment criteria):

  • Assignment has been proofread and does not contain any major spelling or grammatical errors.
  • A minimum of 500 words in length, double spaced, 1 inch margins.
  • Resources are cited in APA format in a reference list and using parenthetical citations (if you need help with this, review course resources).
  • Relevant terms and concepts are used and defined.
Four Main Theories of Sociology—Performance Assessment 
Criteria Ratings Pts
Differentiate between the four main theoretical perspectives and explain how each perspective or paradigm reflects the work of major theorists and their contribution to the field, then compare and contrast how each theoretical perspective would approach the study of a particular social issue.
Fully differentiated between the four main theoretical perspectives AND fully explained how each perspective or paradigm reflects the work of major theorists and their contribution to the field, AND effectively compared and contrasted how each theoretical perspective would approach the study of a particular social issue.

40.0 pts

Sufficiently differentiated between the four main theoretical perspectives AND/OR sufficiently explained how each perspective or paradigm reflects the work of major theorists and their contribution to the field, AND/OR sufficiently compared and contrasted how each theoretical perspective would approach the study of a particular social issue.

36.0 pts

Generally differentiated between the four main theoretical perspectives OR mostly explained how each perspective or paradigm reflects the work of major theorists and their contribution to the field, OR mostly compared and contrasted how each theoretical perspective would approach the study of a particular social issue.

32.0 pts

Failed to differentiate between the main theoretical perspectives and failed to explain how each perspective or paradigm reflects the work of major theorists and their contribution to the field. Failed to compare and contrast how each theoretical perspective would approach the study of a particular social issue.

0.0 pts

40.0 pts
Total Points: 40.0