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ASH SOC 402 Week 1 Discussion 2 Evidence-Based Decision
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Evidence-Based Decision Making. 1st Post Due by Day 3. As you
have read in the text, sociologists analyze data gathered in
society and within organizations to understand more about the
social problems that can occur within society related to
organizations (e.g., globalization, environmental issues, etc.).
Analyzing data also helps sociologists understand how social
problems can occur within organizations in relation to specific
groups (e.g., women, older workers, etc.). Gathering and
analyzing data to understand these workplace issues is not only
the job of sociologists as part of research projects, but also the
job of human resources (HR) practitioners within
organizations. Human resource practitioners often perform
research about their workforce to understand how workers
feel about their environment or their experiences of work.
To help you answer the questions below, please read the article
“Becoming an Evidence-Based HR Practitioner” and watch the
video, Older Workers: The 'Unavoidable Obligation' of
Extending Our Working Lives?
Answer the following:
How does using data-based evidence help HR practitioners in
organizational decision making?
In the video, Professor Vickerstaff presents research evidence
regarding older workers. According to
Professor Vickerstaff, which groups perform research in this
area and what types of research do they
The article and text you read this week present examples of
research methods. If you were an HR
practitioner and wanted to understand the experiences of the
older workers in your organization, what research methods
would you use to do so? State the type of research method and
explain why you have chosen this method to understand your