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SOC 480: Sociology Capstone (Professor Fraser) [Spring 2021]

Determining whether the scholarship has a sociological lens

You will be required to integrate sociological scholarship into your writing, but how do you know what that looks like? Here are some steps you can take to determine whether or not a scholarly article is written from a sociological lens:

1) Determine the expertise of the author(s). Try doing a Google search to determine their institutional affiliation, what degree(s) they have, what other scholarship they have published.

2) Look closely at the journal in which the article is published. What kinds of topics/subjects do the articles cover? Are the articles written from a sociological perspective?