Two recent (published after 2008) sociological research articles to complement and bolster the theoretical analysis of the health issue.

c. The use of a minimum of two recent (published after 2008) sociological research articles to complement and bolster the theoretical analysis of the health issue. The research articles should be applied to the chosen story to further explain and illuminate the issue being considered. This may include adding important information about the issue that was omitted in the story, providing additional nuances to the experience of or explanation for the health issue, and/or affording an alternative perspective on the health issue or event.

Note: Students may opt to have three separate sections in their research s (introduction, theoretical analysis, and research article application) OR they may find (depending on their chosen story, theory, and research articles) that the application of theory and the use of the research articles are best combined into one (rather than two separate) sections. In the latter case, research s would only have two sections (introduction and theory/research). Using sub-headings in the research  is not required but may be a helpful means of organizing the research  and adding to the overall readability of the paper.

 

 

 

A few examples of suitable sources for health news stories:

• Vancouver Sun (http://www.vancouversun.com/index.html)

• Globe and Mail (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/)

• National Post (http://www.nationalpost.com/index.html)

• CBC website (http://www.cbc.ca/news/)

• New York Times (http://www.nytimes.com/)

• The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/international)

• Any article from any paper that has ‘AP (Associated press)’ or ‘Reuters’ in the byline

Be mindful of the original dates of publication.

Examples of sociological journals:

• American Journal of Sociology

• British Journal of Sociology

• Canadian Journal of Sociology

• Canadian Review of Sociology

• International Sociology