Assignment 1: Exploration of a Journal Article in Sociology
Due Week 4 and worth 100 points
In the Strayer Online Library, go to the EBSCO-Host Academic database. Find a recent research article from a scholarly journal in the field of sociology. It must have been published less than 12 years ago. Be sure to select an article for which the full-text is available. Actual journals for which full-text is available include Sociological Viewpoints, Sociological Forum, Qualitative Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Canadian Journal of Sociology and Rural Sociology, among others. In some cases, publishers do not make the full-text available on EBSCO-Host for 12 months after publication. Note: Do not use newspaper or magazine articles or Websites such as Wikipedia tomplete this assignment. Visit Strayer University’s guidelines against plagiarism. Your selected article must meet all of the stated criteria or your assignment will not be accepted. Before proceeding, ensure that your selected article meets the following criteria: 1. Full-text is available in EBSCO-Host database
2. Is a scholarly journal article in the field of sociology
3. Was published less than 12 years ago.
Get a sense of what the article is about by reading some key sections. Begin by reading the Abstract of the article. Subsequently, read the Introduction and the Discussion sections. Flip through the article and look at any figures or tables. Write a 450-600 word paper (1.5 to 2 pages) in which you:
1. Identify your selected article in proper APA citation format. 2. Describe the type of article it is. In other words, is it primarily a review of existing research, or a report of new research? How can you tell? If it is a research article, what type of research was involved? 3. Summarize what you’ve leared about the content of the article. What were the major findings? How were they supported? 4. Explain how this article fits into the overall field of sociology. Identify the chapter of your textbook...
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