This report will discuss the findings interviews with three individuals who have worked in formal organizations over an extended period of time.

SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH REPORT: This report will discuss the findings interviews
with three individuals who have worked in formal organizations over an extended period
of time. All three individuals should work in different organizations. They can be family
members or family friends. By researching and writing this report, you will learn how to
interview people, analyze interview data to write a paper, learn about the working lives
of people, and perhaps most importantly, from an academic point of view, learn abstract
thinking as you relate your findings to the class materials.
Format of the report: Start with an introduction describing the respondents and their
work. Then trace their work life history. What job did they first start out with? Did they
change their career? What different jobs have they had? And then discuss their current
job. What do they do at work? How do the work systems impede or help them
accomplish their work goals? What are the difficulties they face at work? Discuss their
coworkers. How much cooperation do they get from coworkers? How much of their work
depends on their coworkers’ contribution? How much support they get from their
supervisor? How is their performance evaluated and how does it affect their work, and
their future? What factors motivate them? What de-motivates them? What part of their
job do they enjoy the most? The least? What could be done to make their work a more
enjoyable experience? What could their organization or supervisors do to help them?
What stops the supervisors from helping them? What are the turf issues? What are their
future plans? Will they change careers? When do they plan to retire? What will they do
after they retire? What are the similarities and differences in the experiences of the
three respondents? You may add more questions.
It is necessary to find common themes from the lecture on Work or any other topic/s
covered as well as the book “$2 A Day” and the data you get from the interview. In
other words, you should be able to relate your findings to the topics covered in class
(abstract thinking).
The report should be approximately eight pages in length, typed and double-spaced
with the font Times New Roman 12 points.

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