Read a peer-reviewed article
from a Sociology journal. Answer the
What is the
hypothesis or theory presented by the author?
What method or
procedure does he use to substantiate his claim? (e.g. interviews, surveys,
What data does he
How was it
Is there bias in
the method, or was the data manipulated?
research does he present?
Does he leave out contradictory references?
How well does the
data prove his point?
How might another
sociologist follow up on this work?
Was this research significant, in your
opinion? Why or why not?
These are not “Yes/No”
questions. Please give examples of your
analysis where appropriate. Be sure to
identify the paper you are reading clearly at the beginning!
Each question is worth 1
point maximum, with the last 2 worth 4 points maximum each.