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The method that I will be using to research my area of sociology will be a structured questionnaire, it will be structured so that the candidates stick to the

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Methodology The method that I will be using to research my area of sociology will be a structured questionnaire, it will be structured so that the candidates stick to the questions that they are asked and do not write about irrelevant matters. I will first of all produce a pilot questionnaire and send it round to a test group of people, and hopefully see whether or not I am able to obtain the relevant information that I need for my research with the questions that I have asked my targeted group of people. If the questionnaire provides me with my needed information, I will the produce more and send them out to a larger sample of people and obtain my primary data in that way. However if my questionnaire does not give me the sufficient information I will have modify my questions to get the sort of answers that I am looking for. ...read more.

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Also using a questionnaire is a quick way to obtain information and can cover a wide area of matters with just a few questions, whereas if I had used an interview as my method it would of taken a much longer amount of time and I might of not been able to get the answers that I needed out of my candidates. Another bonus of using a questionnaire, would be that once I have received all of the information I will be able to put my findings into the relevant tables, and then I will be able to compare my findings to the secondary data that I have gathered with and will be able to do this with ease. Because I am establishing the role of women within working class households and the effect that their roles have had on their families way of life. ...read more.

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I chose to hand out my questionnaire first to a small representative sample of students to see if it was sufficient enough. Once I was pleased with the outcome I then handed out the questionnaire to 30 female students and 30 male students so that the gender was fair, however I did pick my candidates at random, this is because I feel that this way I can obtain a wider spread group of people and hopefully receive a range of answers for my questions. A problem that I may have come across was that it is hard to decide who to class as living in a working class family and who to class as living in a middle class family. So, to overcome this problem I will either be very clear and precise with no leniency as to what I class as working class household or I widen my research and include the family structure of a middle class family and the mother's role within it. ...read more.

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