A whirlwind on community leaders, procurement and data privacy.Continue reading “Surveys and Data Privacy”
I’m on leave. The day before I went on leave, everybody wanted everything from me, because I was going on leave, even though I’m only away for three business days. In order to go on leave, I had to deal with a request for a “quick trial,” providing advice on null results, and managing staff remotely.Continue reading “Hecticness of Leave”
I spent the first half of the day working on our ethics application for my new randomised control trial, which is rapidly moving into fieldwork. The second half was spent on a rapid research proposal for testing cyber security awareness.Continue reading “Ethics and Cyber Security”
When you get a PhD, no one tells you how much of your research career will be spent doing admin, planning, and meetings! Today was a day filled with an abundance of these auxiliary tasks that keep research projects running on time and within allocated resourcing. From ethics, to stakeholder meetings about our research, to public communications, and getting ready for our intern, it was a packed day.Continue reading “Planning Research”
Productive day! Worked on a presentation on youth research; finalised an ethics application for a forthcoming study; and had a great meeting learning about programs that enhance outcomes for vulnerable groups. Ended by reflecing on my day in a cafe and … Continue reading Ethics Progress
There was a lot of talk about the impact of the Sony Hacks on the company and its affiliated celebrities.
Continue reading There was a lot of talk about the impact of the Sony Hacks on the company and its affiliated celebrities.
In a 2012 national survey of over 2,000 Australians, a team of sociologists found that 95% of people believe that being kind to one another is highly important. A slightly higher percentage of people said they saw themselves as a kind person (97%) and most said they performed an act of kindness at least weekly (90%). Most say that Australian people are kind (82%).Continue reading “Kindness and the Ethic of Care”
John Roberts from the University of Cambridge shows that the public’s mistrust of corporate ethics is not a given. It exists because many businesses are perceived to only pay lip service to corporate responsibility. Roberts writes:
“Corporate policy is now no longer purely an external presentation of corporate good appearances managed by a few. Instead, new disciplinary regimes within and beyond the firm seek to make a different or wider range of relevances play upon the minds of people at every level of the corporate hierarchy.”
Social scientists work with businesses to first establish existing patterns of ethical attitudes and then we work to positively impact ethical behaviour. Continue reading “How to Improve Ethics in your Workplace”
In this video, I discuss the careers panel that I sat on as part of the annual conference for The Australian Sociological Association (TASA). Continue reading Careers in Sociology
Earlier today I spoke on a careers panel at the postgraduate day for The Australian Sociological Association.Continue reading “Career as an applied sociologist”