Sociology 355
Research
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What are the main issues.
Think of terms and variables that
characterize your thesis topic.
Think about what discipline in...
Identify Empirical Articles
1 2 3 4 5
10-15
pages
long
Published
in an
academic
journal
Contains words
like:
Data, Partici...
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Use this to connect
different variables. For
example: black and
white
and
Use this to search for either
term. Always use ( ) around
OR terms. For example:
(television or film)
or
Use this to look for root
endings. For example:
rac* looks for racial,
race, races,
cUse this to search for
phrases. For example:
“race relations”
This works for Sociological Abstracts, GenderWatch, JSTOR, ...
Use this to search for phrases
in Ebsco Databases .For
example:
social w1 dating
Building walls to
keep them out
Gated w1 communit* and urban decay
Urban and inequal* and GIS
geography AND urban and segregation
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Refworks
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Searches for books,
articles and reports
across many databases
OneSearch.
Database by Topic.
allows you to find articles
in a specific discipline
and use more advance
terminology
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    1. 1. Sociology 355 Research cc: Onasill ~ Bill Badzo - https://www.flickr.com/photos/7156765@N05
    2. 2. What are the main issues. Think of terms and variables that characterize your thesis topic. Think about what discipline in addition to sociology would research your topic.
    3. 3. Identify Empirical Articles 1 2 3 4 5 10-15 pages long Published in an academic journal Contains words like: Data, Participants, this study, methodology, further research 20-40 references Written by academics with university affiliations
    4. 4. Photo by carnagenyc - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/7752651@N05 Created with Haiku Deck
    5. 5. Use this to connect different variables. For example: black and white and
    6. 6. Use this to search for either term. Always use ( ) around OR terms. For example: (television or film) or
    7. 7. Use this to look for root endings. For example: rac* looks for racial, race, races,
    8. 8. cUse this to search for phrases. For example: “race relations” This works for Sociological Abstracts, GenderWatch, JSTOR, One Search and all databases purchased from ProQuest
    9. 9. Use this to search for phrases in Ebsco Databases .For example: social w1 dating
    10. 10. Building walls to keep them out
    11. 11. Gated w1 communit* and urban decay Urban and inequal* and GIS geography AND urban and segregation
    12. 12. Photo by Pleuntje - Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/48982984@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
    13. 13. Refworks cc: ShutterRunner - https://www.flickr.com/photos/40718898@N04
    14. 14. Searches for books, articles and reports across many databases OneSearch.
    15. 15. Database by Topic. allows you to find articles in a specific discipline and use more advance terminology
    16. 16. Photo by Hernan Piñera - Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/67430875@N03 Created with Haiku Deck
    17. 17. Photo by gdudg - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/86296025@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
    18. 18. Photo by hartlandmartin - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/83631655@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
    19. 19. Photo by ion-bogdan dumitrescu - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/58055760@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
    20. 20. Photo by pouwerkerk - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/85515841@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
    21. 21. Photo by Hammonton Photography - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/25880282@N04 Created with Haiku Deck

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