The Institutional Disparities Report is supposed to examine existing disparities within a social institution, preferably education (eg, high school completion rates, college attendance, etc.). However, if there are no educational disparities of interest to you, there are disparities existing within virtually every sector of society. Here are just a few examples of existing disprities:
- Arrest rates of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Whites, etc.
- Conviction rates of people of color versus whites
- Health disparities among people of color versus whites
- Lack of access to care among people of color versus whites
- Home ownership among Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Whites, etc.
- Income inequality, etc.
Once you have identified an existing disparity, then you should research and write about it. Your paper should include an introduction that briefly describes the problem. Then, you should write a background section that provides a bit more detail of the problem. Then, you should have a literature review section that discusses what scholars have revealed about the problem based on their own research. The lit review section should include a minimum of five peer-reviewed sources. You have access to the College’s online database to extract peer reviewed journal articles. Your paper should then describe the methodology used to collect the data that you are presenting as part of your analysis. Specifically, how did they identify the sample? What types of statistical analyses were conducted? In your findings section, you should present the data – either in table or chart. Then, after completing your analysis, you should write a conclusion with recommendations.