research article analysis


Always place your name at the top of any submitted paper in college. And if it is a digital submission, include your name in the title of the document. –Rob Wahl

1. Human beings have exchanged goods and services for a very long time; it remains to be the universal engagement from which most interactions are defined

Carruthers, B. G. (2010). The Sociology of Money and Credit. The handbook of economic sociology, 355. OK

2. For a very long time, money has been the fundamental construct of exchange commanding interactions of various forms and levels throughout the world

Deflem, M. (2003). The sociology of the sociology of money: Simmel and the contemporary battle of the classics. Journal of Classical Sociology, 3(1), 67-96. OK

3. Money continues to evolve, it can be said that commodity money did not disappear, this is because exposure or development of money or coins across regions was irregular

Kiyotaki, N., & Wright, R. (1989). On money as a medium of exchange. Journal of Political Economy, 97(4), 927-954. OK

4. The internet grew to become a platform on which businesses and individuals exchanged products and services. It was predicted a decade ago that considering the adoption of digital technology across industries, every company would be affected by technology

Laven, M. (2014). Money evolution: How the shift from analogue to digital is transforming financial services. Journal of payments strategy & systems, 7(4), 319-328. Good

5. Countries were able to toggle between gold, silver, and copper when minting their coins depending on the value intended

Orrell, D., & Chlupatý, R. (2016). The evolution of money. Columbia University Press.

6. The definition avails unlimited avenues on which to define and articulate what money is, it fails to establish a conceptual ground on which to evaluate money from historical and contemporary perspectives OK

Rose, G. M., & Orr, L. M. (2007). Measuring and exploring symbolic money meanings. Psychology & Marketing, 24(9), 743-761

7. The first milestone reached as a result of digital technology was the invention of the electronic fund’s transfer system (EFTS)

Vlasov, A. V. (2017). The evolution of e-money. European Research Studies Journal, 20(1), 215- OK




A good start. But I have no idea what article you will be using for your Step 3 Research Article Analysis. You need to send this to me ASAP in a CANVAS email with the web link / URL. Make sure the entire article is available so I can review it this week to be ready for your submission next week. You can always send as a pdf or copy-and-paste the article in a Word document.

Now your bibliographical resources can certainly vary a bit from what you have here. You will finalize your cited academic sources over the next two weeks as you prepare your Step 4 Final Draft outline due on SEPTEMBER 24.


Only those academic sources that you either directly quote or paraphrase goes into your final bibliography. In other words, if you do not use the academic source in your Final Draft, it does not get included in your final bibliography!

Grade: 4.5 / 5 – Missing identified Step 3 Article

Over the next few weeks what you want to do is to write your proposed outline for your Step 4 Final Draft.

You will submit this in two (2) places: 1) in the CANVAS drop box before 6:00PM on and 2) in paper form at the beginning of class both on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24.

As a reminder, your written outline should provide a paragraph-by-paragraph overview of your Final Draft you plan to submit to complete this assignment that includes at least one sentence describing the content planned for each paragraph.

Using Roman numerals may help you to organize your outline but is not required.

Your chosen Step 5 Final Draft must include at least one research article published in a social scientific journal. Articles that report on sociological research studies are published in academic journals that have titles like

The American Sociological

Review, Symbolic Interaction and Personality and Social Psychology Review. You clearly indicated which scientific research article you intended to use for this particular step in your planned bibliographical listing and you will now use this scientific research article for this particular step.

Questions for Reviewing Your Scientific Research Article

For Step 3 you will rely primarily on the material covered in Chapter 2 of our

course textbook entitled

Sociological Investigation

so be prepared to have reviewed

the reading in the textbook.

Your job in Step 3 is to walk me through the study by addressing the following three

(3) questions:

1) What was the purpose or goal of this research?

2) How did the author(s) conduct their research?

3) What did the researchers ultimately accomplish?

It should take you approximately two-one-half to three pages to adequately answer

these questions. Please see the NEXT PAGE for an EXPANSION of the above three


You can certainly answer the questions in a listing versus paragraph form, but I will

leave this up to you!

The purpose of reviewing a sociological research article is to give you a deeper

understanding of this particular scientific research article.

Having this in-depth understanding of your article will help you when you go and

prepare your Step 4 Outline and your Step 5 Final Draft.