Part 1 – Exercise: Identify another deviant group that would present research challenges similar to the study of the world of drug dealing and smuggling that Patricia Adler talks about in her chapter. Make a point by point comparison of the stages and roles field research into such additional settings would entail (ex: getting in, the covert role, developing trust, the overt role, cross-checking, and problems and issues. A simple explanation – two to three sentences – of each stage is fine. This section should be no more than one double-spaced page. Part 2 – Link it up: You will be responsible for finding a conceptual link from their identified group (above) to a real life example. For example, let’s say you’re interested in doing research on far-right or another extremist group (Think Hunter S. Thompson!), find an example and provide a brief review of it. Examples can go beyond peer reviewed journal articles for this exercise, and can even include alternative media sources such as documentaries, movies, and other media – but please stay away from simple news stories. Like with the last exercise, this portion should be written in “brief” format. It must contain the following sections: 1) the source (cite the source using APA style – to the best of your ability if you’re using an alternate source); 2) what the main question(s)/point(s) is/are – and how it relates to your topic (a paragraph or two); 3) a brief description of the research methodology, if any (e.g. interviews or observations, the who, what, when, where, etc.; three -four sentences will likely do here) if there is no observable methodology, you’ll have to add a bit on to the previous section; and, 4) an overview of the findings and/or conclusions (probably a couple/few paragraphs). This part of your assignment should be no less than a page and a half and no more than two pages, double spaced. Part 3 – Reflection: This is your opportunity to reflect and share your thoughts and opinions on your chosen topic. There is no right or wrong answer here – I would just like to provide you the opportunity to share any insight, thoughts, opinions, and questions, you might have. This section should be between three-quarters and one-page in length.

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