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SOC 101: Intro to Sociology: Research Methods Lab Assignment

Research Methods Lab Assignment Objectives

Research Methods Lab Assignment Objectives:
For this particular assignment, you will be asked to:

  • Consult a sociology journal from the list provided on this tab to search for a study
  • Review the article abstract to ensure the study involves primary research
    • Cite your findings using ASA style
    • Identify the research method used in the study
    • Describe the study's findings

Sociology Journals

Tips to Verify Primary Research

When reviewing your article, ensure that you have original research in front of you. Consider these terms to help you identify original research, NOT theoretical papers, literature reviews, or book reviews.

  • Study
  • Data (qualitative or quantitative)
  • Study design
  • Survey
  • Experiment
  • Observations
  • Interviews
  • Variables
  • Sample                                            
  • Analysis                                                                                        
  • Findings
  • Results
  • Evidence

Assignment Example

Your work should be formatted like the following:

How to Browse & Search a Specific Journal

EBSCO Journal Searching
When searching EBSCO journals, you can browse issues on the right, or search within the publication using keywords.

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When choosing to search within the publication, be sure to click Advanced Search in order to add your search terms to the boxes below the journal name.

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JSTOR Journal Searching
When searching JSTOR journals, you can browse issues at the bottom, or search within the publication using keywords. Be sure to use the drop-down menu to reflect In This Journal when searching.

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Wiley Online Library Journal Searching​
When searching Wiley journals, you can browse issues from the Recently Published Issues section, or search within the publication using keywords on the right side of the page. 

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Gale Journal Searching​
When searching Gale journals, you can browse issues using the year drop-down menu and selecting your preferred issue number, or search within the publication using keywords at the top of the page. 

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