If you want to find articles about a particular topic, use the data bases available through the Library home page.
Another place to get citations of articles in a topic area is in the bibliographies of other books or articles in the topic area.
(But remember you need research articles; not all articles in any field are research articles.) The following types of articles may NOT be used: Most research reports begin with sections on theory and reviews of others' research, so skim the whole article or read the abstract, if there is one, to determine whether the author reports actual research he or she has done.
Sociology, as is true of all scientific fields, is becoming increasingly complex in its statistical analyses.
You may need to track down an earlier article to get the details.
3) Summarize any discussion by the author(s) of why this is a good measure or of what its problems are, including statistics like factor analyses or reliability coefficients, but NOT material on the bivariate relations with other variables.4) Give your own evaluation of how good you think this measurement is, explaining your reasons.Now select the second most difficult variable to measure. Then do all of the above steps again for that variable.Keep your answers as brief as possible using an "outline" style rather than an elaborate writing style whenever possible.Criteria for Article Selection The articles reviewed for this assignment must report the results of someone's research in an area of social research.Do write your own name on copies you turn in to me.If you wish to save money, check out the journal(s) themselves and bring them to me.(Do not, however, omit the outline.) Often articles that use one of the well-known large national probability samples do not give much information about the sample because they assume that professionals will recognize the sample title and already know the basic information.Check with me if you suspect this is the situation with your article.I therefore strongly suggest that you use articles no more recent than the 1970's. It is OK to use articles you have to read for another class, if they meet all of the above criteria, but you may not use the articles in Golden.A working rule is: if you can't understand the statistical analyses presented in the results section, don't choose the article. You must use scholarly articles for this assignment; these are found in professional journals, not general circulation magazines.