Social analysis

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Dr. Stephanie Wilson indicates that social/sociological "analysis is a method of studying society and social interactions to understand their patterns, processes, and impacts on individuals and groups. It involves a critical examination of social phenomena and their underlying structures, including social norms, beliefs, institutions, and power relations. Sociologists use a variety of methods, including observation, surveys, interviews, and statistical analysis, to collect and analyze data on social behavior and social trends."[1]

The U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation indicates: "Social analysis includes examining people's values and beliefs to determine how people and communities interpret the possible impacts of alternative actions on their day-to-day quality of life."[2]

Social analysis systematically examines a social problem, issues and trends - frequently with the purpose of making improvements in the society or social group being analyzed. Factors such as demographics and age distribution, cultural attitudes, and workplaces and lifestyle trends are frequently examined.[3]

In the business world, social analysis is a part of PEST analsysis. According to Investopedia, "PEST analysis (political, economic, social, and technological) is a management method whereby an organization can assess major external factors that influence its operation in order to become more competitive in the market. As described by the acronym, those four areas are central to this model."[4]

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  1. Sociological Analysis: Uncovering Hidden Truths about our Social World
  2. Social analsis, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation, Technical Service Center
  3. Pest analysis
  4. Pest analysis