Research and Evaluation for Social Capital and Generosity Article Review by Zoey

Research and Evaluation for Social Capital and Generosity
A review of the article, 'Does Social Capital Make you Generous?' by Arthur Brooks, discussing how social capital leads to charitable behavior.
# 96256 | 767 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Jun 28, 2007 in Business (Statistics) , Sociology (Theory) , Business (Management) , Sociology (General)

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This paper provides a synopsis of the research article, 'Does Social Capital Make you Generous' by Arthur Brooks. The paper includes the definition of the business research and its purpose, the business problem(s) under investigation and identification of the parties involved in conducting the research. The paper also details the method(s) used to conduct the research project. The article examined focuses on the high rate of charitable behavior of Americans.

Business Research and Purpose
Business Problems under Investigation
Parties Involved in the Research
Methods Used to Conduct Research

From the Paper:

"Social capital is a measure of involvement in charitable and civic organizations, political involvement and racial and social trust in a community. Common forms of social capital include volunteering for political service work such as political campaigns or school board functions. Other forms of social capital include volunteering time to work with children or elderly individuals, and donating time to support causes to advance or support ones community. Social and racial trust is classified as a component of social capital as well. A community where individuals are accepting of cultural diversity and feel secure in their community is considered to have a strong level of social trust. Brooks's research sought to determine the correlation between social capital and generosity of Americans by asking, "Do all social capital types have a uniform impact on charitable behavior?" (Brooks, 2005 p.4)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Brooks, A. C., (2005). Does Social Capital Make you Generous? Social Science Quarterly, Vol. 86, (1), p 1-15. Retrieved March 23, 2006 from the Business Source Complete database.
  • Cooper, D. R., Schindler, P. (2003). Business Research Methods. 8e ed.: The McGraw-Hill Companies. Chapter 1, 3, p.1-43.
  • Leibell, D.T., Daniels, D.L. (2006). Who's Giving? Who's Receiving? Trusts & Estates, Vol. 145 (1), 38-40. Retrieved March 24, 2006 from the ProQuest Database.

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