– The first thing the assignment will be graded on is whether the introduction adequately describes the topic, which should broadly concern change over time in some indicator of inequality.
– The next thing the assignment will be graded on is the hypotheses – these need to be specific and testable. How do you expect the outcome to have changed over time?
– The assignment will also be graded on how well you describe your findings. At a minimum you need:
1 table presenting the univariate (or marginal) statistics for the variable you expect to have changed over time;
a paragraph that describes what those data show;
1 table (or graph) presenting how your variable has changed over time;
a paragraph that describes what this table or figure shows about the trend you are exploring.
(I will provide the tables and graphs in a file)
– The next thing the assignment will be graded on is how well your conclusion relates your findings back to your original hypothesis or hypotheses and ties all of the preceding in to the introduction.