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Sociology 15 (Lor): Welcome

Sociological Research Methods

Group Project Portfolio 

Locate existing research to support the decisions you make in developing the components of your project:

  • Literature Review
  • Conceptualization & Measurement 
  • Sampling 
  • Qualitative Method Research Design 
  • Quantitative Data Analysis 

Your project will build upon the research that has been previously conducted.

Session Goals

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 UC-eLinks and/or Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • obtain citation information in order to correctly source your work through in-text citations and reference lists.


Part I: Introduction & Review (10 min)

Part II: Search Terms & Search Strategies (10  min)

Part III: Using Databases to Locate Sources (articles/evidence) (10 min)

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

Part V: Finding known items in GoogleScholar (5 min)

Part V: Wrap-Up (5 min)

Library Review

Library Instructor

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Elizabeth Salmon
KL 275
Library Office Suite

Pardon the Possible Disturbance

Apologies in advance if you hear barking in the background. Daisy and Trampers do not understand Zoom.