What questions might a social scientist ask?

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A social scientist, also known as sociologist, may ask many different questions about society. The questions mainly focus on social behavior. Sociology is the scientific study of social behavior, how it develops, organization, institutions and relationships among people. Sociologist focus their energy on explaining how or why a social behavior is exhibited. This can manifest in a number of different areas. Broad categories of study include age generations, business interaction, the justice system, economic disparity and racial or cultural differences. Where most science has the intention of solving a problem by identifying it, sociologist do not always have this process in mind. There may not be a "solution" for why businesses operate and interact the way they do on an international level. However, there might be a solution to justice system inequalities if some questions are answered. A social scientist may ask any question so long as it revolves around human interaction generally on a group level.

Why are minorities over represented in capital punishment criminal cases?

How do business interact during recessions?

What social norms have changed with the introduction of wireless communication technology?

Who suffers psychological trauma from a direct or indirect connection to a traumatic event?

Where do people tend to congregate in the community?

When are people most susceptible to fraud schemes?

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