Directions. Select your favorite genre of music, or another one that interests you, and explore it, sociologically. First, describe the music genre and its categorization. Second, explore the music by identifying sociological patterns. For example, you might examine more specific variables such as age, gender, race, socioeconomic status or social class, and education level. You could include observations about some general patterns of the music genre such as hairstyles, clothing, dance styles, language, themes in music or other characteristics of culture/subcultures. Third, identify a research topic you would like to study that is relative to the music genre. In other words, pose a research question. Then, explain how you would answer it by identifying which methodology presented in Chapter 2 of your textbook (e.g. experiment, interview, survey, historical/archival, ethnography, secondary data analysis etc.) would be most appropriate. You’ll want to include the reason your methodological choice is a better option than other ones for answering your research question. You can do this by comparing/contrasting its advantages and disadvantages in relation to other options. Specifications. Your paper must be a minimum of 3 complete pages. Essays must be double space, using either 10 or 12 fonts, and must be completed in Times New Roman. Your essay will be graded on the basis of content, quantity, grammar, and adherence to the previously mentioned guidelines (See Essay Rubric). Any information drawn from works published by others must be appropriately cited within the body of your work, and then referenced as part of a bibliography page. Each essay is worth a total of 50 points and must be submitted on or before the due date. Late work will NOT be accepted and it will be graded as 0. If you are having a difficult time writing the essay, you have the option of turning in your paper ahead of time for me to review it and provide you with feedback.