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Sociology 15 (Mireles)

Sociological Research Methods

Session Goals


Part I: Review & VPN confirmation (10 min)

Part II: Creating a logical search & search terms (10  min)

Part III: Additional search strategies & databases (10 min)

Part IV: Practice Searching & Questions (15- 20 mins)

Part V: Finding known items in GoogleScholar & UC Library Search (5 min)

Part V: ASA citation style & wrap-Up (5 min)

By the end of this session, you will be able to ...

  • craft a search strategy based on a research question to more effectively search databases.
  • use functionality in Sociological Abstracts (and other databases) to locate relevant scholarly research articles.
  • access the full text of articles through Get it at UC and/or Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • obtain citation information in order to correctly source your work through in-text citations and reference lists.

These skills and resources will set the foundation for both your qualitative and quantitative projects. 


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