Remember for this assignment you are required to find the following as a minimum:
Your Unit 2 Test, due at the end of this week, will demonstrate (consider these the Unit Learning Outcomes):
You'll do this by choosing ONE achieved status (probably an occupation/job) and selecting sources that help you answer questions about opportunity structures to achieve and be successful in that job/occupation. Your test will include:
Dr. McEntee requires you to cite sociological sources. A sociological source needs to be a scholarly source and either A) written by someone with a degree in sociology/working in the field of sociology or B) published in a sociological journal. So how do we determine that? Say you have developed your keywords to search in a database. You have selected an article from the results list, and you have already determined (via the criteria in the Scholarly or Popular? box on the Critically Evaluate tab) that it is a scholarly source. Now it is time to determine if it is sociological.
Many databases have an authors' affiliations section for each article's record. It may indicate either their degree or that they work in a university's sociology department. You may also consider departments like cultural anthropology, human geography, or others mentioned in Dr. McEntee's course materials to be sociological in nature.
If none of the information is available, you can certainly take to a search engine like Google to see what kind of information you can dig up about an author.
Any journal that has sociology (and no other discipline named) in the title or is published by the American Sociological Association (ASA) may be considered a sociological journal. Some big ones to note that do not have sociology in the title, but are indeed sociological journals, are Social Forces, Gender & Society, and Continuity & Change.
This guide was created to help you research for Dr. McEntee's SOCI 101 assignments. While it is directed at the Unit 2 test, you can continue to utilize it throughout the semesters for your research needs. The pages are as follows: