applied sociology

applied sociology

the application of sociological theories, concepts, methods and findings to problems identified in wider society. For example, sociological ideas have been applied to the practices of SOCIAL WORK, EDUCATION, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS and planning. While sociological ideas and sociological research often lead to a redefinition of social problems (e.g. the identification of UNANTICIPATED CONSEQUENCES OF SOCIAL ACTION), the extent of the influence of sociological thinking and research is difficult to measure. There has been debate recently (e.g. Scott and Shore, 1979) as to why sociological research sometimes fails to gain applications, even though this is intended, and application seems appropriate. The explanation given by Scott and Shore is that applied research is often cast first in terms of ‘disciplinary concerns’ and only second in terms of the realities of the political context of much actual decision-making, where political interests often triumph over rational persuasion. See also INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY, SOCIAL POLICY, SOCIAL ADMINISTRATION.
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Mikhail Chernysh, deputy director of the official Center of Theoretical and Applied Sociology in Moscow, says that despite the fact that Russians are now more sophisticated, well-traveled, and able to surf the internet freely, they still hanker for connections with the wider world - a mood that has probably intensified with the geopolitical crisis between Russia and the West over the past five years.
Research on technology innovation and integration for independent living environments using culture-based approaches abounds in academic and professional journals in such fields as gerontechnology, applied sociology, anthropology, gerontology, and interdisciplinary cross-cultural studies on aging.
The first offering was often introductory sociology, followed by a course in "social problems" or "applied sociology." The subsequent direction of the program would be indicated by the third and subsequent courses.
He discussed various types of drug users in the world especially in Pakistan and stressed the need of coordination between the University especially Sociology Department and NGOs for eradication of social evils through research and applied sociology.
However, as the article shows, discussions between "public sociology," "critical sociology" and "applied sociology" still persist when working at the frontiers of knowledge on the one hand, and when faced with the domination of biomedical knowledge on the other.
In this respect, we need to acknowledge methodological developments in related fields such as social epidemiology and political science, but also in applied sociology, evaluation, ethnography and many other relevant sciences.
Book News provides information about recently published books on social development, social work, social policy, and applied sociology. It seeks to keep readers informed about developments in these fields.
In the letter, the sociologist, who worked at the Critical and Applied Sociology Department, demands immediate termination of his labor contract with the University, saying he did not want to be part of the humiliation, and vowing to make his letter as public as possible.
Given the postmodern trend toward applied sociology, is sociological theory dead?
In her "Shattering A Looking Glass Self: Building an Applied Sociological Imagination," UMass Boston senior (and now also graduate student in UMass Boston's 5-year Accelerated BA/MA Program in Applied Sociology) Melanie Maxham explores the intertwined, four-fold challenges of having grown up in an alcoholic family, experiencing the loss of her mother recently, having gone through a divorce herself, and dealing with siblings who are non-custodial parents in conflict with the law.
Mr Christie, whose brother Errol lost to Mark Kaylor in an eliminator for the British middlewight title in 1985, fought a few times when he was younger but eventually opted to go to university, where he studied applied sociology.
axter, who lives in Boston and has a degree in applied sociology, said her dozen or so employees begin the evening with a brief conversation with the client to get a feel for what type of women he's interested in.

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