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SSCI 301: Introduction to the Social Sciences (Spring 2021) (Professor Weigt)

Determining the disciplinary lens

You will be required to integrate scholarly perspectives from different disciplines 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, a political science lens, etc.:

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 articles they have published.

2) Look closely at the journal in which the article is published. What kinds of topics/subjects do the articles cover?