Researching, relationships, and reverse causality

Chapter two in You May Ask Yourself  is about methods, research, and the ethics of social research. On I found an article that suited those subjects in multiple ways, which was fairly interesting. The first way that this article relates to the chapter is the topic of social, social studies, and social sector. It discussed primarily the subject of the economy and jobs in the social sector, which help put emphasis on social missions, or non-profit activities and jobs. I went back to the definition of sociology in my head and thought, this article suits sociology best because it is talking about the people, and the patterns between a certain group. Economics was a topic that sociology touches, and this article was actually under the topic of economics. And Jason Miks, the gentleman that created the post, was bringing together information, researches, and studies, unknowingly acting like a sociologist, as they looks for patterns in behavior.

Another way I thought this article was great alongside the reading was that it included a lot of researching. I immediately got excited when I read the paragraph that talked about the relationship between college centers and nonprofit organizations. “Every college career service in the country should be developing and maintaining relationships with social sector organizations near and far… The reverse applies just the same: nonprofit organizations must befriend institutions of higher education and share with them not only hiring opportunities.” The second I read that, I realized it was similar to reverse casuality. I also tried to identify the dependent and independent variables. But in the title of this article, it kind of gives away who is dependent, it appears that the subjects were interdependent, just how society itself functions. The non-profit organizations and educated students work together to build a part of our economy.

I feel that this issue presented is very optimistic for the future of our economy as the surveys and research prove that nonprofit jobs are increasing but need addition help from the college graduates, just as the college grads need the jobs. I think the solution to this problem is self-evident, as people need to work together to accomplish the common goal to impact many lives in a positive way.

Rahim, Kanani. Miks, Jason. Global Public Square,, Aug 16th, 2012.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. sociologysong
    Aug 26, 2012 @ 12:39:57

    Excellent job, Tomiko! 5.4/5.4


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