Read the abstract and skim the rest of the excerpt. Respond to the following questions in your small groups.
- What seems to be the main purpose of the article? How does it contribute to the development of new knowledge? What kinds of research questions does it address?
- How can you tell that this is an academic source? Is it a primary source or a secondary source?
- What academic fields might be interested in the issues raised in the article? Think broadly about the possibilities.
- If you wanted to find additional sources to explore the issues raised in the article, what kinds of key words would you use in a search engine or library database? List as many as you can.