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How woman are seen to be oppressed/controlled by men Hypothesis I'm investigating into what extent married women who carry a dual burden (homemaker and work in paid employment) are oppressed/controlled by their husbands, in Britain. The gender division of labour is essential here. I have witnessed that most woman are controlled by men and are under the control of men. Men have the instrumental role; men are more practical, they work outside the home and are the provider of the family. Women have the expressive role. Women stay at home/work/nurture children. I've chosen this because, different studies have different ways of interpreting the benefits of the roles men and woman carry. Personally I have seen that men tend to be in control of the family. I'd like to study to what extent men are in control. Concepts and Context The division of labour states that men are the breadwinner and woman are the homemaker. Men go out to work/protect their family; women are locked out of the wider society (stay at home and work). Ann Oakley argues that women carry a duel burden: they take on paid job and domestic labour. ...read more.


Also, the male domination of the state society's aids to explain the lack of effort of the police/courts to deal effectively with domestic violence's. Domestic Violence wasn't treated the same like other crimes before. It's seems like woman are forced into becoming a housewife. They get trapped inside the home. Research Methods: Anonymous closed questionnaires will be used. This is a primary source data. They give straight answers, which are direct and simple. Such questions would be to find out, if they are a housewife/worker, how many hours of domestic tasks do they do in a week, do their husbands help? There can be tick boxes in which they can choose, and most of the questions would be based on the role/jobs they do. I shall make sure that there is a mixture of woman with different ethnic backgrounds. There will be a question asking them about their ethnicity. Questionnaires produce quantitative data. Quantitative data helps to quantify the results, especially when it's closed questionnaires. Questionnaires allow comparisons to be made, between different times and societies. They are cheap and quick to produce. Large scale studies can be reached, widely spread geographically; it is representative. ...read more.


Some respondents may lie. There are others who may not understand the question, and may guess. This will cause invalidity to the data received. Respondents can be persuaded to answer the questions, by giving them a prize if they do so. However, this causes questionnaires to be more expensive. Due to lying, forgetting and misunderstanding, it produces invalid data. They don't give a true picture of what people think/feel. Interpretivists argue that individual's opinions aren't taken into account i.e. why exactly people act in certain ways. They argue that questionnaire only give a snap shot of social reality at only one moment. This produces invalid data. It doesn't count peoples behaviour and attitude changes. Interpretivists Aaron Cicourel (1968) argues that questionnaires don't produce a true picture. He says that the method should enable us to feel how it is to be in another persons shoe. Questionnaires don't do this; it's the most detached of all of the primary methods. Also, the response rates of questionnaires low. This is due to the fact that respondents don't find that these questionnaires are minor, especially if its postal questionnaires. People aren't bothered to fill in questionnaires and send it. Further more, if sociological terms are used in the questionnaire, people get put off, and do not attempt to answer the question. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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