Examples of sociological topics?

Examples of sociological topics? Topic: Scientific research paper types
May 21, 2019 / By Jamesina
Question: I'm writting a 5 page research paper that is relevant to the study of sociology. I have no problem writting papers but i'm having a hard time coming up with a good topic that regards sociological topics.
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Eowyn Eowyn | 3 days ago
Hi Joni, Sociology is the scientific study of people in groups. Among the things that interest sociologists are the many social problems we all face. Topics like divorce, family conflict, unemployment, racial discrimination, alcoholism, drug abuse, crime, juvenile delinquency, etc. are all frequent topics for sociological inquiry. Sociologists focus on the interpersonal aspects of such problems as well as the ways in which social systems like police, corporations, government, religious groups, peer groups, etc. may influence the problem. I suggest that you pick a problem you're interested in finding out more about and do a quick Google search to get started. Remember that there are other useful approaches to these problems besides sociology. Psychologists, biologists, and other disciplines also investigate these same issues. So stick to the issues of social roles, statuses, types of interactions, cultural influences, and other social factors when you do your research if you want a sociological approach. If you are allowed to take a broader perspective you could include these other fields in your paper. Regards.
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Eowyn Originally Answered: Social networking and the three sociological theories?
Pretty happy with your conflict theory and symbolic interactionism approaches. The secret in any sociological field is that you can almost never be wrong if you have adequate evidence to back you up. Functionalism: is the theory that society works like an organism, everything plays its part for the good of society. In this light maybe social media could be seen as a method of regulating/maintaining/changing culture in that people are constantly interacting and sharing ideas and thus conforming to various cultures and ridiculing those they see as outside the culture. Social media is basically 'public form of gossiping' after all. Conflict Theory: as I said, your explanation is fine. Maybe though you may want to look into how different groups rival or argue over social media and how they use it differently? Symbolic interactionism: agree with what you had
Eowyn Originally Answered: Social networking and the three sociological theories?
Common sense sais 'this is what is happening' 'This is what needs to be done.' Soc explanations sais: we looked at/researched the situation found this is happening and here is our reasoning on the subject and subject matter. Common sense sais: Now we have read the explanation what do you propose to do about the problem? Explanation sais: Do? Exp does nothing just provides people with what is already known. Common sense sais: ?????????

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Why do people who have been abused tend to be abusers? Why do babies of teenybopper mothers, tend to be teen mothers? Why do teen mothers tend to maintain their babies, somewhat of adoption? Why has marriage decreased in modern generations? Do couples who stay at the same time until eventually now marriage have an greater fulfillment value in marriage? Why is violence established between young babies?
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Cinderella Originally Answered: Help with my sociology homework (sociological imagination)?
1..It would be a good idea to go the the most influential sociologist on this: This is a extract from an essay on C W Mills text 'The Sociolgical Imagination" which neatly summarises what you are being encouraged to do The "personal troubles of milieu", are the troubles and problems experienced by the individual. Without a sociological imagination the individual is unable to see that most of these troubles are caused by the structure of society and or the failure of one or more of society's institutions. This lack of insight effectively stops the individual from seeing that the only solution to his problem is not at the individual level, but on the social level, and is unable to ever solve his problems. The individual is trapped both by the effect of his troubles on his life, and his inability to free himself of them (Mills, 1969, p.5). As van Kreiken, et al show: 'These are those situations not caused by individual factors but by social forces which are beyond the power of any single individual to change. (van Krieken, et. al, 2000, pg 5)' The way to address this dilemma is through what Mills' calls "the public issues of social structure" (Mills, 1959, p.8). With the knowledge of the sociological imagination, the individual recognizes the true cause of his problems is the effect of a malfunctioning society. With this insight the individual sees that others also share these troubles, and that the solution is not to struggle individually, but to join forces with those who also share his experiences (Mills, 1959, p.8). 2. Briefly C W Mills ideas are summarised as Sociology is about a)connecting our personal troubles with the issues of the broader society, by ... b)... connecting the personal problems of the individual to the structural and cultural factors of the wider society, c) then tracing how these have developed historically and d) how they are now in a process of change. ... we get a better understanding of the problems of 'drinking' -. however you choose to interpret that term ie if just one person has a problem with drinking (either alchohol or just getting access to pure drinking water) that's a psychological or a personal practical problem, but if that one person belongs to large social group with the same problem (eg a country with little access to good drinking water/ or a community with huge problems of alcoholism)then you are being asked to work out: a) what are the social causes of that problem - what structures of inequality and what cultural values are affecting the situation b)how have these social factors developed historically(eg what has caused that country( or that community) to become so socially marginalised and so impoversished) c) what changes are going on at present with these social factors?
Cinderella Originally Answered: Help with my sociology homework (sociological imagination)?
Yup. I agree with that. You have to relate the 'you' to 'drinking'.. and 'world' to 'drinking'.. so 1. you have to be able to see it from a personal point of view and 2. you need to put it in a sociologic context. (the water crisis).

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