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If you would like to help improve sociology-related content on Wikipedia, there are several tasks that could use your help!

  1. Populate Category:Wikipedians interested in sociology and Category:WikiProject Sociology
  2. Refactor Project page and create subpages
  3. Draft first issue of Sociology Project News
  4. Review List of sociology topics and begin Organizing it
  5. Look for FAs, GAs, FLs and FPs in above list
  6. Compile content for The Sociology Portal. Update selected content randomizers.
  7. Write. Create or improve sociology-related articles and encourage your colleagues and students to do so (see here for a list of requested articles in sociology, and here and herefor a list of least developed existing articles);
  8. Discuss. Watchlist this page and participate in our discussions (you can receive email notifications through the RSS feed);
  9. Monitor. Watchlist Wikipedia:WikiProject Sociology/Article alerts and help with the discussions listed there;
  10. Cleanup. Fix articles in need of assistance (see the cleanup template to the right);
  11. Assess. The articles on this list need assessment for quality and importance using the WikiProject Sociology guidelines;
  12. Categorize. Add the most detailed, applicable categories to sociology-related articles;
  13. Tag Add {{WikiProject Sociology}} to the talk pages of new (or newly found) articles if they fall with the scope of our project. (Only when a tag is present will the article be included in the Sociology article alerts news feed, cleanup lists, and similar tools);
  14. Report. You can contribute items of importance to our sociology editors through ournewsletter.
  15. Recruit project members
  16. Brainstorm strategies for improvement

Thanks for helping out!

With respect to the overall subject, the best place to start is...

Improve the bird's eye view[edit]

The entire subject and Wikipedia's coverage of it is intended to be summarized in the Outline of sociology. This is in turn is part of Wikipedia's outline system which is one of Wikipedia's main contents systems.

Please look it over and fill-in missing topics. If Wikipedia has an article or article section about those topics, please add links to them.

While analyzing the outline, please answer the following questions (and fix the outline as needed):

  1. What's missing?
  2. Is the structure of the outline (sections and indents) representative of the subject?
  3. Does the outline help understand the relationships between the topics presented in the best way possible?

The overall purpose of the outline is to help readers comprehend the subject by showing what belongs to it, and within the subject what belongs to what.

The outline is a taxonomy of the subject, and also serves as a table of contents and navigation aid to browse Wikipedia's articles (and article sections) about the subject.

It is also a useful tool for the WikiProject to analyze, plan, develop, and revise sociological material. It is a hub from which to organize related topics.

It was built as a "reverse outline", a structural model of an existing work, which in addition to being a summary of the work, can reveal the gaps and other weaknesses for revision purposes.

Please help improve it.

It's our bird's eye view.

Thank you.