This week, you are asked to find two articles from sociology journals that used qualitative research methods. The articles should be from 2016-present (a recent article).
The best way to start your search is to visit the Sociological Abstracts database from the Auraria library home page: https://library.auraria.edu/databases/topic/sociology (Links to an external site.)
From this link, find Sociological Abstracts. Then follow these steps:
Insert any keywords of interest to you, I put “undocumented students in college”
Limit the search to peer-reviewed articles
Publication date: Last 3 years
Source Type: Scholarly Journals
Document Type: Article
For the Assignment: Once you have found two articles, then answer the following questions. You can answer most of the questions by reading the abstracts of the journal articles you choose. But you may also need to skim the articles.
What is the research question?
What is the qualitative research method that the study author uses?
Examples of qualitative research methods include:
Describe the data the author collected i.e. how many participants, how long did they observe and who did they observe, how many focus groups, what documents did they analyze?
What were the main findings of the study?
Does the author discuss their relationship to the participants or the site of study?
What limitations does the author identify?