Exploration of a journal article in sociology

Assignment : Exploration of a Journal Article on Sociology of Development


Week 9 and worth 100 point


In the
Strayer Online Library, go to the EBSCO-Host Academic database.  Find a recent research article from a
scholarly journal in the field of sociology, relating to the sociology of
development.  In fact, you may use an
article on the sociology of development from any journal in field of social
science. It must have been published less than 12 years ago.  Be sure to select an article for which the
full-text is available.  Actual journals
for which full-text is available include Sociological Viewpoints,
Sociological Forum, Qualitative Sociology, Sociology of Religion, Canadian
Journal of Sociology, Rural Sociology and Sociology of Devepment,
among others.  In some cases, publishers do not make the
full-text available on EBSCO-Host for 12 months after publication. 



Note: Do not
  use newspaper or magazine articles or Websites such as Wikipedia tomplete
  this assignment. Visit
   Strayer University’s
  guidelines against plagiarism.



Your selected article must meet all of
the stated criteria or your assignment will not be accepted.  Before proceeding, ensure that your selected
article meets the following criteria:

  1. Full-text is available in EBSCO-Host database


  1. Is a scholarly journal article in the field of sociology


  1. Was published less than 12 years ago. 

Get a sense of what the article is about by reading
some key sections.  Begin by reading the
Abstract of the article.  Subsequently,
read the Introduction and the Discussion sections.  Flip through the article and look at any
figures or tables. 


Write a
450-600 word paper (1.5 to 2 pages) in which you:


  1. Identify your selected article in proper APA citation format.

  2. Describe the type of article it is. In other words, is it
    primarily a review of existing research, or a report of new research? How can
    you tell? If it is a research article, what type of research was involved?

  3. Summarize what you’ve learned about the content of the article.
    What were the major findings? How were they supported?

  4. Explain how this article fits into the overall field of sociology
    of development. Identify the chapter of your textbook would this article go
    along with.

  5. Explain how this article is different from articles in
    non-scholarly periodicals, such as magazines and newspapers. Explain any



assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double
         spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all
         sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.
         Check with your professor for any additional instructions.


  • Include a cover
         page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the
         professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the
         reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.



specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Apply the sociological perspective to a variety of socioeconomic and
         political problems.


  • Use technology
         and information resources to research issues in sociology.


  • Write clearly
         and concisely about sociology using proper writing mechanics.

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