Questions and Answers
This growing site will provide information on applied sociology from contemporary sociologists. As an applied department, the Department of Sociology and Geography at Anne Arundel Community College welcomes you, applied clients and students to use the information on this site.
Applied Sociology: Basics and Background
Question: "What is applied sociology?" Answered by Jammie Price, Appalachian State University and Steve Steele, Anne Arundel Community College. An excerpt from Applied Sociology- Topics, Terms, Tools and Tasks 1st Edition. Wadsworth, 2004.
Question: "Is applied sociology a new idea?" Answered by Kathy Stolley, Dr. Stolley is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, VA. in Norfolk, VA.
Question: "Why Applied Sociology?" Answered by Answered by John E. Glass, Ph.D. Professor of Sociology, Colin County Community College, Frisco, Texas
Question: "To whom is applied sociology important? The Why, What, How, Where and When of Applied Sociology" Answered by Jeanne Ballantine, Applied Sociologist, Wright State University
Applied Sociology - Examples
Question: “How can a sociologist help Organized Labor?” Answered by Arthur B. Shostak, Drexel University
Question: "What is an example of applied sociology?" Answered by Jammie Price, Applied Sociologist, Appalachian State University
Question: "What is an example of applied sociology?" Answered by Earl Babbie, Professor of Sociology and Campbell Professor in Behavioral Sciences, Chapman University
Theory and Applied Sociology
Question: "What is the Place of Theory in Applied Sociology?" Answered by Jay Weinstein, Chair, Department of Sociology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Question: “What is astrosociology and why is it important to the future of space exploration?” by Jim Pass, PhD, Astrosociology and Space Exploration
Question: "What are some forces that influence (applied) sociology's future?" Answered by Steve Steele, Institute for the Future at Anne Arundel Community College