Scales of justice

Sociology 434 Research Strategies

Research process

Research process: assignment, develop topic, words to search by, types of resources, find and evaluate, write and cite

Getting Started

Assignment

Develop topic – write down specific alternative words – narrow topic
Search for books

Think of different ways to express the same idea:

    Legal Issue Group of people Other terms

     

     

     

     

     

       

     

     

       

     

     

       

How call numbers work:

Reading call numbers

Search articles

Resources found

Google books Google Scholar / VPN
Evaluate

Evaluating Web Sites

The domain name is a key:

.gov
.edu
.org
.com

 

Google Logo

Authority
Content & Coverage
Timeliness
Accuracy
Objectivity

Wikipedia

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