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Sociology Reseach Proposal - YOUNG BLACK GIRLS ARE MORE DEVIENT THAN YOUNG WHITE GIRLS

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"YOUNG BLACK GIRLS ARE MORE DEVIENT THAN YOUNG WHITE GIRLS" INTRODUCTION Firstly my hypothesis is based around deviance, this means behaviour that most or all people disapprove of in the society. Such behaviour will not conform to the society's norms and values. Norms, you will remember are unwritten rules for behaviour and are based on values which define what is thought of as good and right in society. When behaviour is serious and strongly disapproved, there will probably be law against it. The reason for choosing my hypothesis was because the media is an interesting topic to do your coursework on, not just because of this but because when I look at any agents of the media (e.g. newspaper, television, magazines etc.) I see black girls being portrayed as deviant and violent, as white girls are portrayed as posh, smart and beautiful. ...read more.

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The media then labels all black people for being violent. For example at school black girls live up to the name of being "violent" (Self Fulfilling Prophecy). Family relates to my hypothesis because in some families they are lone parents with children, trying to look after them independently. The children usually go through a rebelling stage, mostly the girls, and they start to turn deviant, committing crimes and breaking the law, also there are more black lone parent families than white. Education comes into my hypothesis because in the school all girls are pressured by their peers to do things, most of the time black girls are pressured to steal and fight to stand their ground and to be 'popular'. White girls are pressured too, but not as much as black girls, this is why we see black girls committing more crimes in the news. ...read more.

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The disadvantages of using a questionnaire, is people may lie to sway my findings, or to cover their past mistakes. For example they might think that I am trying to set them up, and not trust me enough to give me real answers. Another disadvantage is that I may have a low response rate. If the respondents that do my questionnaire do not understand a question they may leave it blank, which will then affect my results terribly as that might have been the one answer to say whether my hypothesis was correct or incorrect. My questionnaire will produce closed question answers. For example, "Have you ever bullied someone? -Yes or No?" I think I have quite a high validity as this coursework is directed at youths who will take part in my questionnaire. Lastly I think that my results will be truthful, because my reliability is be high. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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