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Sociology as a discipline has always specialised in producing critical thinkers, and people who have then put that critical thinking into practice through asking questions and doing research to answer them. In this way Sociology provides a general qualification that prepares students for participation in the world of work in a number of areas that deal with the world of human interaction: social research (in state departments, market research, local government, non-governmental organisations, and many more wherever questions are asked to enable policy formulation and social intervention); journalism; policy evaluation and impact assessment (where Sociological knowledge is essential in testing whether an intervention is working, or finding the sometimes less obvious implications of interventions, whether it be building a community hall or constructing a dam); lecturer or teacher; consultant (where a knowledge of the social world is essential, even when we are dealing with issues that seem to have no social consequences – conservation, civil engineering projects); additional paths to Human Resource Management and many other directions, such as town and regional planning, community development, social work, and so on); organisational developer.

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