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Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies and how people interact within these contexts. Since all human behavior is social, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious traditions; from the divisions of race, gender and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture.
Sociologists on Sociology
The video below highlights the unique contributions of sociology to the understanding of today’s most divisive issues. Sixteen sociologists speak briefly to the need for and impact of their discipline.
What is sociology? American Sociological Association. (2021, July 23). Retrieved November 1, 2022, from https://www.asanet.org/about/what-sociology
There's a lot of information out there, but not all of it is appropriate for your research. You'll need to evaluate what you find and an easy way to evaluate is with the TRAAP Test. TRAAP stands for Timeliness, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy and Purpose. Click on the PDF link below to learn more.