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Many women today have faced inequality in their role as a married woman

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HYPOTHESIS Many women today have faced inequality in their role as a married woman. The traditional role of the expressive role by women and untraditional instrumental role taken on by man is seen as the norm in many households. But this has varied amongst many cultures, but the traditional female role still remains in the ethnic minority. My aim is to investigate whether there has been a change in attitude to a woman's role within the family, between younger and older Asian women. The formation of new norms and values has been influenced possibly by mainstream education with its emphasis on careers and achieving to full potential. 105 words CONTEXT AND CONCEPTS A context for this topic is Bhatti's findings about the Asian family life. She found that the ' izzat ' i.e. family honor was taken very seriously, with particular emphasis placed on behavior of daughters. Bhatti found that mothers saw their role as being of paramount importance. This clearly indicates the traditional view of the 'expressive role', which is seen and accepted normal amongst Asian elder women of the first generation. The effect of 'izzat' may have forced the women to completely accept it. ...read more.

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395 words MAIN RESEARCH METHOD AND REASONS My main research method would be self completion questionnaires which would include a number of closed questions to allow substantial amount of data to be collected. The questionnaire would also feature a mixture of open and closed questions to enable the respondent to be more personal and thus give an advantage of qualitative data to be obtained. The sample would be of 150 Asian women, aged between 16- 45, which are going to be picked at random from a particular area where the Asian minority have settled example Rochdale. 50 women from each age range would be picked, the range being 16-25, 26-35 and 36-45, therefore 150 questionnaires to be collected. Younger and older Asian women would both be question as this would allow me to make comparisons regarding their attitudes of their role as a woman in life. The questionnaire would ask questions regarding what they have been taught from a young age about their duty as a woman. On the front page of the questionnaire there would be a brief explanation outlining the content to follow, explaining that the questions have been structured in such a manner to ask delicately in sensitive situations and that the information received would be kept confidential. ...read more.

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In result the answers given may be different and so the researcher will have to interpret the answer therefore could make incorrect judgments. The respondents not answering the questions truthfully, due to the reason that they do not accept the answers being kept confidential which make their answer to be a lie could cause the low validity. They may have the influence of another individual, which would make their answer not their own. The respondent may not even realize the change in attitudes i.e. there may think its normal for women to do housework and not work, even though it's about personal choice. The misunderstanding of the questions could cause problems as they may not really know what the question is asking, unlike the research method like interviews where the interviewer is present to clarify any queries, so they may put down anything or nothing at all leaving he place blank. Another problem would be he questionnaires are not open to people who are illiterate or disabled for example blind, whereas other methods such as interviews could suit this. 300 words Huddersfield New College Centre Number : 37514 SC3C Sociology Coursework Khadija Patel 5649 Total word count : 1,205 ...read more.

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