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SOC 229: Family as Social Institution - Fothergill (Fall 2022)

A guide to key sources.


This guide will provides you with resources for conducting research in Sociology.

As you do your research it's important for you to remember that your professors instructions:

"your research is sociological, not psychological, historical, or simply descriptive. You will answer where, what, and how - but also why. This is your opportunity to really use the sociological perspective that you have been developing during the last three or four years to analyze a particular topic. Use sociological sources."

Writing an Annotated Bibliography

Before You Start Your Research

If you are feeling uncertain about how to pose a sociological research question, you may find it helpful to watch this video.