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All Criminal Justice Subject Guide

Sociology Research Competencies

The competent sociology researcher will:

  • Know what kind of information is needed
  • Access needed information effectively, efficiently, and ethically
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically, in order to incorporate selected information into one’s knowledge-base and value system
  • Use information effectively and ethically to accomplish a specific purpose

***Adapted from ALA/ACRL/ANSS, "Information Literacy Standards for Anthropology and Sociology Students," 2008