UC San Diego's webpage on Writing a Good Social Science Paper gives some tips and pitfalls when writing the paper.
Developed by the Cornell Office for Research on Education (CORE), the Web Center for Social Research Methods was develped "for people involved in applied social research and evaluation." Check the links in General Evalutation Resources for other helpful tools for social research.
Meaurement Scales in Social Science Research from Virginia Tech.
Social Work and Social Policy Newsletter has updates about recently-published research articles.
Online resources for APA style include the American Psychological Association's APA Style webpage.
A copy of the latest edition of the APA Manual is available for in-library use in the Snell Library Research Help Office on level 1.
Start by writing a question or statement that describes your topic. For example:
Abortion is a questionable practice, but may be a considered reasonable in cases where the life of the mother is threatened or incest is evident.
Many low income children do not receive high quality early education.
Here are some questions to help you get started:.