Research PaperThe focus of this paper is to explore how resi

Research PaperThe focus of this paper is to explore how residentialpatterns affect intergroup relations. You will use research approachessuch as observation and secondary data analysis to further understandyour community. Remember, you should conduct the observation (Step 2below) on the same locale for which you completed the demographic reportin your Week Three assignment (Step 1 below). If you are currentlyoverseas or have other barriers that prevent you from physicallyaccessing a location in the U.S., please contact your instructor foralternative assignment instructions.Step 1: Using Secondary DataUse the data gathered on your chosen locality in the Week Threeassignment, “Demographic Report,” and implement any feedback from yourinstructor into your paper. If more data is needed, use demographic datafrom the latest census (available online using the US Census American FactFinder)and identify the various social and economic characteristics (i.e.,education, population, housing, race, class, etc.) of this locale. Youcan also check government websites for your state, county or city fordata. Present your findings in two to three pages of the paper. Step 2: Using an Observational Study Next, spend 30 to 60 minutes observing your community. Goto a central place in your town such as the center of the city, a majorlandmark, or you can drive or walk to different areas and observe for afew minutes. Take notes of what you observe, including the types ofpeople you see, the economic conditions, as well as the businesses orother institutions that are present. Based on your observations, whatcan you tell about the economic condition of the majority of people? Isthe locale integrated or segregated? In this step, consider theinformation you have gathered in Step 1 regarding social and economiccharacteristics, and identify whether it matches what you have recordedfrom your observation. Be sure to compare the data you gathered fromyour observations to what was found in the census data and make note ifthere are differences. Present your findings in one to two pages ofthe paper.Step 3: Analysis and Reporting of ResearchAnalyze your data and present your responses in two to three pages in the paper:Describe how segregated the neighborhoods are in yourlocality. Be sure to consider the various social inequality indicators:race, ethnicity, class, gender, and perhaps sexuality for some areas.Indicate if there are policies, practices, or specific circumstances that have created and maintained these patterns.Here are some examples of aspects to consider:Historically, has there always been racial segregation or not? Was ittraditionally an area of immigration from a certain ethnic region? Isthere an LGBT community? Was it an industrial area that had a strongworking class community, or is it a technology area with highly educatedcitizens? Have there been efforts to desegregate or plans in thefuture?In Chapter 1 and throughout the text, you haveexplored several sociological theoretical perspectives. Indicate whichtheoretical perspective best presents your analysis of your locality.Describe why you have chosen this theoretical perspective and ensure youinclude detail on which theorist’s work is most representative.The Research Paper:Must be seven to nine double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Must include a title page with the following:Title of paperStudent’s nameCourse name and numberInstructor’s nameDate submittedMust begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.Must use at least five scholarly resources, including a minimum of two from the Ashford University Library.Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center