Social-conflict theory (listed as conflict perspective) in The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology (2000)
Structural-functionalism theory (listed as functionalist perspective) in The Blackwell Dictionary of Sociology (2000)
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Choose a Category of Difference and Demographic GroupThink broadly about how your category and group may be described by scholars in the literature. Use any of these words as search terms. You may think of additional words on which to search.
students of color
men/women of color
Choose a Social Issue in Higher Education - an exampleAs in defining your category of difference and demographic group, think about all the possible ways your social issue may be described in the literature.
Let's use #2 - Completion and Retention as an example. Use any of these words as search terms.
American Journal of Sociology
American Sociological Review
Sociology of Education
The Journal of Higher Education
The Review of Higher Education
Research in Higher Education
Try searching in more than two journals. Depending on your topic, some journals may work better for you than others.
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Is the article relevant to your research?
Does the article help you make your own argument?
Learn more about evaluating the information you find. Use the CRAAP Test.
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Parts of a Scholarly ArticleLearn more about the sections within a scholarly article.
Reader beware! Not all scholarly articles follow this exact formula. Knowing the basic structure of a scholarly article will help you identify these types of articles in your search results. Click on the image below to learn more. Courtesy of the North Carolina State University Libraries.
Quick tips for ASA style -- from the ASA
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