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Writing Empirical Research Papers
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Stokes, DaShanne. 2012. “Writing Empirical Research Papers”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, June. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Writing is a common activity in academia for students and professionals alike. Below are a number of the considerations that many journal reviewers and professors have in mind when reviewing empirical manuscripts. This checklist is by no means comprehensive and is directed at helping to shape student writing activities so as to generate quality empirical...

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Subject Area(s):
Teaching and Learning in Sociology
Resource Type(s):
Class Activity
Class Level(s):
Any Level
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Usage Notes

This document works as a stand-alone writing activity accompaniment, but can also be easily used as a checklist for students to use in their writing activities or as a checklist faculty members can use to critique student work.

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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. Students learn how to write quality empirical research papers.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Instructors review student manuscripts and evaluate them using the points listed.

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