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Literature reviews for Sociology? Topic: Writing research article review
July 16, 2019 / By Bradley
Question: For a sociology project, I have to conduct some research on a subject of choice with a partner. We want to see how, if at all, GPA connects to the amount of friends a person has. We have to survey people at school about that, but that's not my question. The thing is, we have to do five literature reviews on our hypothesis (People with high GPAs are more likely to have few friends that people with lower GPAs.) or something similar, but I do not know where to look. Where on the internet can I find any studies on this?
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Adeno Adeno | 2 days ago
Actually you might find that high achievers are well connected. They may or may not be popular in the hierarchical ladder sense, but they may be more likely to meet friends through the various kinds of groups outside of school that they are involved in. I'm not sure how old you are, so that will make a difference on where I tell you to look. A general place you could look would be Google Scholar. Type in key words like: academic achievement, friends, social support, social networks, academic outcomes, peer networks, etc. Read some of the articles that come up and look in the bibliographies for titles that might be similar to your interests. I've done research on adolescence, and I think that GPA would be positively related to friendship rather than negatively, as you hypothesize (that is, the higher the GPA, the more friends they are likely to have--remember, people who are popular are often on sports teams or are otherwise involved in activities, which often have high GPA requirements). Remember, don't look on the Internet--absolutely anyone can write anything they want and post it. The general internet is not the place to go for resources for a scholarly paper. Go to scholarly sites that have a university or governmental affiliation. If you are affiliated with a university, go to your library website and get on your research database link (try jstor, socindex, or even academic search premiere) or your academic journal link (try american journal of sociology, etc). If all else fails, ask the librarian for help.
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Adeno Originally Answered: Are my Amazon reviews any good (I have 20 short reviews)?
Only read the first one but I liked it. Short and to the point. You are stating clearly why you found the book not to your liking. You are letting the reader know that you are familiar with the category of the book you are reviewing. Frankly, I would tend to read your reviews if you reviewed my genre of preference using that same style for every review. And that is a cool idea to use Amazon reviews as a reading journal. Never thought of that.
Adeno Originally Answered: Are my Amazon reviews any good (I have 20 short reviews)?
Your reviews are not bad per se. Here's what I consider to be bad reviews: - People that don't like books because they didn't do enough research and purchased a book that was the exact opposite of what they wanted. If you don't want to read about the Great Depression then don't buy The Grapes of Wrath. - People that just write: the book sucked. - People that purchase books like Watership Down (an adult book) and then read it to their children and become upset that it isn't quite right for such young kids. Just because a book has rabbit characters doesn't automatically mean that it's a children's book. These are just a few examples. These reviews are unhelpful, not insightful and are a result of extremely poor research. Your reviews aren't "bad," but they're not great either. Take two of your favorite books for example: The Adventures of Huckleberry Fin and The Catcher in the Rye. For being your favorite books you didn't really have much to say about them. I would recommend reading through the reviews of this Amazon.com reviewer: http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-revi... I particularly like the review for Saturday by Ian McEwan. I think that you could take a little away from this reviewer. I would also suggest adding a little more of yourself to the reviews since you want your child to read this at a later time. If you haven't read a book in a while it would probably make for a better review if you read it again. Ultimately your reviews are not bad, they're just not very personal or informative considering the purpose you intend them for.

Stella Stella
Okay--you can do most--perhaps all of this online--but you may need access to a college library. Either way--here's what you need to do--and NOT do. First the NOTs--do NOT relay on open Internet websites or sources like Wickipedia. Most professors won't accept them except as supplementary material--and high school teachers (if you're in high school) shouldn't Go to the university libary webpage, and go to the online databases. You'll probably have a wide choice. The easiest way to do this is to use a good general database (look for something with a name like EBSCO or Academic Premier--those are excellant general databases. Or you can use social science/sociology databases--but probably won't need to. Do a series of searches--you'll need to work out exactly what terms as you go along. You might want to start with a combination (using advanced searches, not basic) like "academic performance AND peer acceptance" What you are looking for: these databases will usually include only articles from journals--or will let you screen out popular magazine articles (if you have this option, use it). Many of the articles willl be available online--you can just print them off. Thse that arent, you will need to photocopy. From what you say--you probably need 10-12 (if you are careful to ckim them and make sure they are on or close to what you need)--and you'll use 6-8 in your review. You may also get hits on chapters in books--or entire books. Those won'tbe available online--but the library will let you photocopy as much as you want to pay for if you can't check them out. Good luck! :)
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Queen Queen
If your school has JSTOR access that will be your best bet for finding relevant material. If not EBSCO or Academic Premier will work, but you will need to be specific enough to get sociological or peer reviewed journals only.
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Queen Originally Answered: How can you explain literature is life and literature is art?
Good literature is more than just telling a story - it mirrors aspects of human emotions and behaviour, it does so n word rather than visual images, but in its highest form is considered art. A literal crossover might be Gormenghast - written by Mervyn Peake in an almost painterly way.

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