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Sociology 1301 - Algeo, John: Journal Article Assignment: Home

Find a study of interest to you in a sociology journal and prepare a brief report on that study.


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Welcome, John Algeo and students! I've prepared this LibGuide to help you complete your assignment. Information about off-campus access to Library databases is included, along with how-to videos, and other helpful links.

Assignment - find a journal article!

Find a study in one of the journals linked below. 

Prepare a brief report as follows: 

  • Title of Article
  • Author(s)
  • Source (journal, volume, number, month, year) 
  • Briefly summarize what the study was attempting to learn. 
  • What was (were) the method(s) of research used to conduct the study? 
  • What were the findings? 
  • What is your opinion? Did you note any weaknesses about the study? 

Preparation: the report should be no more than two pages. It may be typed or handwritten.

NOTE: Not all issues of the journals in JSTOR are available through the library's subscription! Beware of articles available via "external sites." They will ask for $$$ in order to view the most recent articles. (Aaaargh.) 

Article Databases - search for any topic!

Background Info

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