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Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Assignments

This guide describes how to successfully complete specific assignments commonly assigned in social sciences and behavioral sciences courses.

Sources Consulted

There is a tremendous number of books, journal and magazine articles, and open access and for-profit web sites that give advice about how to successfully complete a specific type of research assignment in the social sciences. In particular, the college and university writing centers linked below were consulted while developing this guide. Refer to these sites to locate additional information about completing assignments in your social sciences coursework, or, consult the sources cited in the individual text boxes that were referred to when specific content was written, updated, or revised.

NOTE: I strongly encourage school, public, or academic librarians, secondary school teachers, college and university faculty, writing center tutors, and other educators to adopt or modify the contents of this guide for their own purposes. Requests to utilize content from this guide should be sent directly to the author [labaree@usc.edu]. In addition, please contact the author if you have any recommendations or suggestions for editorial changes, corrections of typographical/grammatical errors, or other recommendations to improve the overall content and usefulness of this guide.

Study Skills Program. University of Canberra

Department of Psychology Writing Center. University of Washington

Political Science/Law, Societies, and Justice/Jackson School of International Studies Writing Center. University of Washington

"How to Write a Paper in Scientific Journal Style and Format." Greg Anderson, Department of Biology, Bates College

The Institute for Writing and Rhetoric. Dartmouth College

The OWL (Online Writing Lab). Purdue University

Rockowitz Writing Center. Hunter College

The Waldin Writing Center. Waldin University

Web Center for Social Research Methods. Cornell University Office for Research on Evaluation

Writing@CSU. Colorado State University

The Writing Center. University of Kansas

The Writing Center. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Writing Center. University of Wisconsin, Madison

Writing Center. George Mason University

Writing at the University of Toronto

Writing Tutorial Services. Indiana University


Suggested Citation--Assignment Guide:  Labaree, Robert V. Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Assignments. USC Libraries, University of Southern California, last updated June 14, 2022, https://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/assignments.

Suggested Citation--Tab:  Labaree, Robert V. Organizing Your Social Sciences Research Assignments: Writing a Case Study. USC Libraries, University of Southern California, last updated June 14, 2022, https://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/conclusion.

Suggested Citation--Sub-Tab:  Labaree, Robert V. Organizing Your Social Sciences Assignments Paper: Multiple Book Review Essay. USC Libraries, University of Southern California, last updated June 14, 2022, https://libguides.usc.edu/writingguide/bookreview/multiple.