Communicating Sociology

Month: February 2020

SSC211 – TMA02: Social Science Research Methods

In a working paper by the Institute of Policy Studies, Pang, Seah, and Wong (2019) conducted a survey to find out public perceptions on Singapore’s built heritage and landmarks and to “offer insights on public understandings of old buildings and landmarks in Singapore”. They used both qualitative and quantitative research methods in a study consisting of two phases, and performed focus group discussions, survey questionnaires, and face-to-face computer assisted personal interviews (CAPI).

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Why Study Sociology With Communication At SUSS?

Over the years, people have told me to get a degree. I resisted because I did not have the money yet to pay for my own part-time studies. Shortly after finishing my two years of national service, my Dad wanted to pay for my studies but I declined. I knew then that I would have wasted his money because I just did not have the heart for it. I was also incredibly lazy. I still am, to a large degree (ha ha ha).

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Hi Mum! I’m featured on SUSS!

A close pal (SJ) nominated me to be featured on SUSS’s #HumansOfSUSS campaign about a month ago. I said okay. So, here I am! I am honoured to be chosen. Shoutout to SJ for the nomination, and SUSS for the feature!

#HumansOfSUSS: “What is my idea of fun? Reading. I derive immense pleasure from it since I get to learn too. I can read…

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#HumansOfSUSS: “What is my idea of fun? Reading. I derive immense pleasure from it since I get to learn too. I can read at my own time and pace. There is nothing like reading a piece of work so articulate, precise, and careful that you see what the author paints with mere words. Furthermore, in an era of unprecedented access to (free) knowledge, fun is just one tap away. . If I could go back in time and give my younger self advice, what would it be? Three things – work harder, read more and be open to learning new things! There are lessons to be learned everywhere. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes even as you learn from the mistakes of others. Choose to be a jack of all trades, but master of one. . I look up to my mother who has shaped my being and imparted countless lessons to me in an era without rulebooks, guides, or tutorials. She taught me to be early when meeting people. If you honour the other person’s time, you will be early. Being early also shows commitment to all parties. . Yeo Wei Yong is a Sociology with Communication student who is also leading a team of Sign Language Interpreters and Notetakers at The Singapore Association for the Deaf. He leads the Communication Access section under the Deaf Access Services (DAS) department to meet the communication access needs of the Deaf and Hard-of-hearing community. . . . #SUSSG #singaporelife #singapore #education #socialsciences #higherlearning #lifelonglearning #universitylife #reading #read #books #communication #sociology

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SSC211 – TMA01: Social Science Research Methods

A team of researchers conducted scientific research and examined honest behaviour across societies in various countries (Cohn et al., 2019). Researchers state that civic honesty is a fundamental trait in functional societies. The team draws attention to heavy costs enacted on society when citizens lack honest behaviour leading to corrupt governments, unpaid taxes, broken promises, unenforced contracts and negative effects on societies. Thus, governments, policymakers, law enforcers, and individuals across the civic and political spheres have a stake in ensuring that their societies stay functional. Diagnosing a problematic trait like dishonesty necessitates close scrutiny into the probable causes, values, and individuals that exhibit such behaviours so that effective solutions may curb negative behaviour.

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