Analysis of writing in social science journal articles

Empirical research articles in the social sciences follow certain conventions. This folder links you to selected articles and commentary describing how they are written.

The following articles are good examples of published social science research papers.

In doing her research at the medical school and preparing to write articles for social science audiences, Wing Yu Tang (NU 2009) analyzed the writing in several journal articles. Those citations and her comments can be found through the following links.

Sample articles in Global Health

Characteristics of Literature in the Social Sciences