*Sociology Subject Guide

Literature Reviews, Explained!

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Time Zone: Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Campus: All Campuses

A review of scholarly literature is an essential component of any research project, but why? Join Librarian Charlene for an introductory webinar to help you begin your assignment with a clear understanding of its purpose. We’ll explore answers to questions like:

  1. What is scholarship and peer review?
  2. Why do researchers engage in the process of literature review?
  3. What types of literature reviews are commonly produced in coursework?
  4. How do we decide what literature to review, and by which criteria?
  5. What strategies can we use to ensure a thorough review of the literature?
  6. How can we use literature review assignments in our future research?

Ideal for students in the first year of a degree program, transfer students, and students returning to school.

Prior registration is required: https://rooms.library.gsu.edu/calendar/workshops/literaturereviews
This is an online webinar conducted va WebEx. You will receive an email containing instructions to access the webinar on the day prior to the session.
You will need speakers or headphones, or you can listen via phone. You do not need a microphone.

Related LibGuide: *Research in the Social Sciences by Charlene Marton

What is Sociology?

"Sociology studies human societies, their interactions, and the processes that preserve and change them. It does this by examining the dynamics of constituent parts of societies such as institutions, communities, populations, and gender, racial, or age groups. Sociology also studies social status or stratification, social movements, and social change, as well as societal disorder in the form of crime, deviance, and revolution" (Borgatta & Montgomery, 2000, pp. 25-26).
Borgatta, E.F., & Montgomery, R.J.V. (2000.) Encyclopedia of sociology (2nd ed., pp. 25-26). Macmillan Reference USA.

What do Sociologists Do?

Sociologists can work in many fields, like: business, politics, culture, diversity, criminal justice, the arts, sports, medicine, research, animal welfare, religion, technology, environment, social services, social work, community organization, activism, advocacy, and education (Joseph, 2017).

Joseph, C. (2017). You’re Hired! : Putting Your Sociology Major to Work. Emerald Publishing Limited.

How to Become a Sociologist