soci 310

library research workshop

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SUBJECT LIBRARIAN

susie.breier@concordia.ca 

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AskUs desk:  Thursdays 4-5

Sociology Lab H-1132: Tuesdays 3-5 pm

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YOUR ASSIGNMENTS:

where does the

library come in?

what is peer-reviewed research?

your assignment #1:
research question & literature review

 

...after selecting a research topic, team members will need to identify and read some peer‐reviewed research to see what other researchers have already discovered about that topic.

peer-reviewed articles

where wouldyou

search for this research?

show your neighbouR

...your assignment #1:

 

...after selecting a research topic, team members will need to identify and read some peer‐reviewed research to see what other researchers have already discovered about that topic.

use your
soci 310 LIBRARY tips pAGE

Reminder:

databases: find peer-reviewed research

It is always a good practice not only to read and identify the content of peer‐reviewed research, but also index it ‘on‐the‐go,’ making use of citation software.

FROM YOUR assignment guidelines:
 

You can share an account or create a GROUP LIBRARY in Zotero

my topic:

walking & talking

Photo by Tony Mandl on WeatherNetwork

 my tentative research question:

What do people talk about when they take walks on Tiohtià:ke/Montréal's Mount Royal, and what factors affect the quality of their conversations?

demo: discovery search

discovery search

whAT KEYWORDS should WE USE?

which SEARCH RESULTS SHOULD WE KEEP?

demo: socindex

SOCI 310 LIBRARY TIPS PAGE.....

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 google scholar ANYONE?

try finding an article you like & clicking on 

"cited by" to find more recent related material

what about

THAT literature review?

Deliverables:

...a concise literature review (2 pages max.), including only the last 10 years of research done around your research topic. 

FROM your assignment #1:

FROM:

literature reviews

literature review journals

keywords & search results survey

the "right" answers:

 

referencing:
citation format

FROM YOUR assignment guidelines:
 


For all your assignments, you need to use the

APA citation style.

 

reference list

Scruton, R. (2012). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(3), 5-13.         https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.2012.05.005

 

APA style examples

in-text citations

Jones (1998) found "students often had difficulty using APA style" (p. 199); what implications does this have for teachers?
 

APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners (Jones, 1998, p. 199).

SOCI 310

By susie breier

SOCI 310

Library Workshop slides for SOCI 310 Research Methods course, Concordia, Fall 2019

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