Using an article from your syllabus or your annotated bibliography as your starting point, you can trace the scholarly conversation.
Anderson, K.S. “Why Dowry Payments Declined with Modernization in Europe but Are Rising in India.” The Journal of political economy 111.2 (2003): 269–310. Web.
Every article builds upon preexisting scholarly conversations and pushes the field forward with new knowledge. By investigating the articles that an author used in their research, you can find where that author got their information. By investigating articles that have cited an article, you can see how scholars have built upon pre-existing research.
Tracing research back: What theories, ideas, studies or findings were important in this author's research?
a bibliography / list of references, will have many citations. Reading an article will help you decide which articles or books were most important to this author in building her research.
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Tracing research forward: What theories, ideas, studies or findings were influenced by this author's work?