More articles on applied sociology

Check out the latest articles on applied sociology posted in our “Documents” section, under the Resources tab. The articles discuss the issues faced by non-academic sociologists from Australia, as well as the synergy between applied and academic sociological practices.


The first article introduces the themes and issues of interest to the Applied Sociology Thematic Group, which is a research network within The Australian Sociological Association. Download the article from the Applied Sociology Documents section.

The second article briefly engages the idea that applied sociology is the “other” of academic sociology, before making the argument that there are actually many important intersections between academic and applied sociological practices. The author illustrates this argument with an example from her research on national security issues. Download the article from the Applied Sociology Documents section.