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Sociology Research

Using your sources to build your evidence, arguments, and conclusions

Ask yourself these questions about each of the sources you select to build your own informed opinions and arguments for your research papers and projects:

Does your source discuss issues or evidence or make claims that shape your thinking about your research question? -Use these to build your opinions and arguments about your research question

Does your source provide evidence for any of your arguments? -Integrate the relevant evidence or data into your own argument and explain its significance

Does your source take a position counter to any of your arguments? -Include these sources to strengthen your own arguments by explaining and providing evidence of why you disagree with them

What relationships do you see between your sources? -Integrate the arguments and evidence from your sources together to use them as building blocks for your own conclusions and arguments

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