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Research

Research in Sociology focus on social processes and structures in Australia and other industrialised countries, and on processes of development in non-Western societies. It aims to develop both theoretical and empirical research skills and encourages both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Areas of sociological interest among staff and graduate students are diverse, but there are concentrations of research activity in education pathways, environmental and rural sociology, food commodity chains and corporate social responsibility, health sociology, risky consumption behaviours including gambling and substance abuse, industrial hazards and safety, social stratification and violence against women.

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