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Research Assignment & Sample Topic

Research Assignment: Research a topic related to love, sex, or sexuality; cite at least 2 scholarly articles or book chapters along with popular sources

Sample Topic: impact of friends with benefits relationships on college students

Understanding Scholarly Sources

  1. How do you know this source is scholarly? List at least 3 characteristics of the source that help you identify it as a scholarly article.
  2. How do they authors support the claims they are making in the article? 
  3. What are the pros and cons of scholarly articles for a student doing research? What are the pros and cons of popular sources (news, magazine, websites, social media) for a student doing research? Post your responses to this question here.

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