This guide will help you complete your Social Problem and Intervention Paper. You will need to find three scholarly articles on the social problem your internship location addresses and the intervention it is performing. The steps below will help you to complete the assignment successfully:
- Preliminary research: Use broad words to describe your topic when searching Sociological Abstracts to get the largest number of articles possible. Skim through the abstracts of the articles to get a sense of what the scholars are researching about your topic. Use this info to help narrow your topic.
- Narrow your topic: Based on your preliminary research, you should have a narrow focus for the next step of your resarch. There is no silver bullet to help you do this - it takes researching and reading to get to this step.
- Focused research: Once you have your narrow topic, use more specific keywords in your searching to help get articles that will directly support your topic.
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