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SOCS 225 Literature Review Worksheet


  • Original research article usually uses a sample of people in the study.
  • Research review article synthesizes other researchers’ original research.

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Sample Sociology Research Articles

Sample original research articles:

Cohen-Marks, M. A., & Stout, C. (2011). Can the American dream survive the new multiethnic America? Evidence from Los Angeles. Sociological Forum, 26(4), 824-845. doi:10.1111/j.1573-7861.2011.01286.x

Fujita, Y. (2011). Fabricating Japaneseness? The identity politics of young designers and artists in global cities. International Journal of Japanese Sociology, 20(1), 43-58. doi:10.1111/j.1475-6781.2011.01147.x

Glenn, N., Uecker, J., & Love, R. Jr. (2010). Later first marriage and marital success. Social Science Research, 39(5), 787-800. doi: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2010.06.002.

Sample research review article:

Byington, E., & Felps, W. (2010). Why do IQ scores predict job performance?: An alternative, sociological explanation. Research in Organizational Behavior, 30, 175-202. doi:10.1016/j.riob.2010.08.003.

Eckstein, R., Moss, D. M., & Delaney, K. J. (2010). Sports sociology’s still untapped potential. Sociological Forum, 25(3), 500-518. doi:10.1111/j.1573-7861.2010.01193.x

SOCS 225

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SSCI 102

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SOC 218