2. The Components of Sociological Research

This essay discusses the five main steps of the sociological research process. These steps are the necessity of a problem, the importance of a study of the literature, the relevance of a design, the data collection process, and the analysis of data. Each step is important in its own right and contributes to the overall success of the research process.

The Impact of National Culture on Organizations

This essay discusses the concept of national culture and its impact on organizations. It describes the Hofstede and GLOBE models of national culture, and explains how these models can help managers to understand the different cultural dimensions that exist within a society.

Downsizing in Business – Advantages and Disadvantages

Downsizing is a reduction in the number of employees working in an organization, typically as a result of financial difficulties experienced by the company. The main motive behind a downsizing strategy is the anticipated cut off in costs that are incurred for paying the staff in a business organization. Downsizing can also be motivated by other reasons such as a need to increase efficiency and productivity, to become more competitive, or to improve safety culture. There may also be political implications for downsizing decisions and these need to be considered when making any plans to reduce staff numbers.

The Case for Male Circumcision in Kenya and Sri Lanka

This essay discusses the case for male circumcision in Kenya and Sri Lanka as a means of reducing the risk of HIV infection. It describes the current situation in each country with regards to HIV prevalence and circumcision rates, and outlines some of the barriers to increasing circumcision rates. The essay concludes that male circumcision is a proven method for reducing the risk of acquiring HIV and that national programmes to increase access to safe circumcision services need to be implemented in order to achieve significant reductions in HIV incidence.

The Nurana Project: An Overview

The Nurana project is a real estate development in Bahrain that comprises residential, recreational, and commercial spaces over land. The project has been conceptualized as a self-sustained island facing the waterfront. It is being developed by Manara Developments, a subsidiary of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company. The company has been awarded a $26 million contract by the Bahraini government to develop the project.

The Hutterites: A Religious Group with a Signficant Impact on Montana

The Hutterites are a religious group that originated in the sixteenth century. They live in rural areas and form agricultural communes. There are three types of Hutterite colonies: Bruderhof, Lehrerleut, and Schmiedeleut. The Bruderhof is the oldest and largest colony. It is known for its progressive views on equality between men and women, as well as its support of technology (Hutterites).

The Importance of Cross-Cultural Competence in the Multicultural Workplace

This essay discusses the importance of developing people skills for managing diversity in the workplace. It explains what multiculturalism is and how it can lead to misunderstandings and conflict. It also describes how to develop cross-cultural competence, which is necessary for managing diversity effectively.

A sociological analysis of my work experience

This essay uses the author’s work experience to illustrate how sociological theories can be used to understand the social world. The author applies social identity theory, social structure theory, culture theory, and social values theory to their work experience in order to better understand the role that each plays in shaping one’s social identity.

The Pros and Cons of Alcohol Sales in Corner Stores

This essay looks at the pros and cons of selling alcohol in corner stores. On the one hand, it is convenient and often cheaper than buying from a licensed premises. On the other hand, there are arguments that it is not culturally appropriate and that it can lead to more crime and health problems.