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SOCI 121: Research Capstone

A guide to getting started with your research capstone project.

Sources for Background Information

After you identify your research topic and some keywords that describe it, find and read articles in subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks. These articles will help you understand the context (historical, cultural, disciplinary) of your topic. They are the foundation supporting further research. The most common background sources are subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, and class textbooks.

 

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