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Sociological Research

  1. The study of human social behavior, especially the study of the origins, organization, institutions, and development of human society.
  2. Analysis of a social institution or societal segment as a self-contained entity or in relation to society as a whole.

Standard Surveys Overestimate Black Progress in Education, Earnings

Written by University of Washington on Monday, 02 July 2012 16:33.

By many counts, the lives of African-Americans in the United States have progressed since the Civil Rights era. National surveys show narrowing over the past few decades of gaps between blacks and whites in education and employment. There’s a growing black middle class and a black president. The surveys also suggest a smaller racial gap in voting, and many credit a large turnout of black voters for President Barack Obama’s 2008 election.

Dating, Drinking and Violence in Young Adult Lives

Written by Featured Organization on Monday, 28 May 2012 17:06.

UA_LogoJacquelyn Wiersma wants to know why people select a certain person as a romantic partner. She can’t answer that question yet, but on her way to the answer, she has learned some important things about the lives of teenagers and young adults. Teenagers are famous for experimentation. To figure out who they are and how they fit into the world, they try on adult independence and experiences. Whether it’s dating, drinking or drugs, they make choices that have consequences, some fleeting and some lifelong. They explore behaviors that may become memories or lessons or a lifestyle.


U.N. to Probe Missing and Murdered Native Women

Written by Jillian Kestler-D'Amours on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:27.

U.N.-to-Probe-Missing-and-Murdered-Native-WomenAs a United Nations committee initiates an inquiry procedure into the alarming number of missing and murdered Native women across Canada, human rights groups are hoping that an on-the- ground investigation by the international body will finally help stem systematic violence against Native women. 


Justice, anyone: Book explores how the American judicial system perpetuates discrimination

Written by Rogers Hicks on Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:22.

The recently published Race Justice: Judicial Atrocities Committed Against People of Color by Rogers Hicks is sobering reading for individuals from every ethnic and socio-economic background.


Survey Reveals Universities’ Impact on Economy, Job Creation

Written by Association of Univ. Technology Managers on Monday, 15 February 2010 21:33.

Survey Universities Economy Job Creation In fiscal year 2008, 595 new companies were formed as a result of university research. In fact, many of the world’s most interesting and important inventions such as Google, Warfarin (coumadin) and FluMist, got their start in a university laboratory. These inventions resulted in products we buy or medications we take because they were patented by the university and then licensed to companies that then brought them to market.