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Primary sources social sciences-1-1

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Primary sources social sciences-1-1

  1. 1. Social Science Research
  2. 2. REVIEW ARTICLES
  3. 3. • Summarizes and provides overview of research on a topic• Useful to mine references for primary sources!Literature Review Process
  4. 4. • Dissertations and Theses: Full Text• Discipline specific databases • CMMC • PsychInfo • LexisNexis Academic (for legal topics) • SIFT • WPSA (political science), Social Work AbstractsPlaces to start
  5. 5. RESEARCH PROTOCOLS
  6. 6. • Rationale and background• Literature review• Study goals• Study design (type of study, population, duration)• Methodology ** (procedures, measures, etc)• Data management plan• Expected outcomes• Dissemination of results/ time table• BibliographyOutline of a researchprotocol
  7. 7. PRIMARY RESEARCH
  8. 8. • Also called empirical studies• Original research conducted by author(s)• Employs a research methodology• Results based on facts or observations that can be confirmedPrimary source articles
  9. 9. • Survey • Methodology• Study • Research• Interviews • Subjects• Questionnaire • Analysis• Empirical • Results• Data • Hypothesis• ObservationKey terms to look for
  10. 10. SECONDARY DATA ANALYSIS
  11. 11. • General Social Survey• Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)• IPUMS• Current Population Survey• Try ICPSR for different sourcesMajor Sources
  12. 12. CITATIONS AND FORMATTING
  13. 13. • Introduction• Lit review• Research question/hypothesis• Methods• Results• Discussion• ReferencesLayout of a typical article

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