• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Sociology Topic: - The Extended Family.

Extracts from this document...


Ghazala Butt

Sociology Project


Topic: - The Extended Family

Aim: -

My aim is to carry out my research at my college, to find out how many students live with their extended family. I will be comparing two different age groups. The first age group shall be students of the age group 21 and under and the second age group shall be of 22 and over.

Hypothesis: -

I predict that the students of the age group 21 and under will be more likely to live with their extended family.

Introduction: -

My project is a comparative study of two different age groups and the extended family.

I will be looking at two different age groups because this way I will be able to compare the results. The age groups will be 21 and under and 22 and over. I chose these two groups because after I had done some research I had found data, which was based around these two age groups.

...read more.


A questionnaire will be used that is suitable for both age groups. I shall then be making 5 copies of my questionnaire and handing them out to people to see whether or not my pilot study is successful or not. A pilot study is trial of the methodology that shall be used to see whether or not it is successful. I shall know whether or not it is successful once I have collected the questionnaire back and seen if anything was left blank and I would ask the students if they would add anything to the questionnaire. I have decided to use a pilot study for the reason to see if my questionnaire is understandable. I would then modify the questionnaire. Once, the changes are in place, I would then make 30 copies of my questionnaire and then hand them out to a variety of different people and not just people who ‘hang out’ in one particular place. This will be done to get fair results.

Primary Data: -

...read more.


Textbooks by other sociologists – books written by sociologists related to the family i.e. Sociology in Practice.

There are many advantages of carrying out research through textbooks and these are, views of sociologists can be collected and compared easily, data may have graphs to show the results, which would help in analysing the data.

There are many disadvantages of carrying out research through textbooks and these are, it can be time consuming, data is not always reliable as it is usually the views of other sociologists.

Internet – information about the family that has been collected beforehand by various different people and is open to the public to view.

There are many advantages of using the Internet and these are, information can be collected very easily and quickly,

There are many disadvantages of using the Internet and these are, information may not always be truthful, data can vary from country to country, difficult to understand at times.

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Statistics section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Statistics essays

  1. Quantitive Methods - questions and answers

    The test statistic from the Chi-square table is lower than the critical value. Therefore, the Null Hypothesis is accepted. This means that there is no association between the type of client and satisfaction with customer service. Question Five Part A A university relies on its faculty to provide course advice to its students regarding their course selection and degree progress.

  2. A Critical Appraisal of Three Research Studies Related To Peripheral Venous Cannulae and the ...

    SAMPLING Lai (1998) and Homer (1998) have given clear indication of the type of setting for their sample. Curran et al (2000) has conducted a multi-centre approach that used surgical patients as the sample but there is no specific detail as to the type of centres included in the study.

  1. Should Sociologists make use of official statistics?

    With these facts it is possible to produce statistics. In Durkheim's study of suicide he collected data on social facts such as suicide rate and membership to religions. With these social facts positivists can seek to find correlations between different social facts.

  2. The aim of this work is to find out if there is a correlation ...

    as the 20.9 to 21.5 section which is along way off the next at 22.6. Although there is quite a large gap between the first small group and the main group the ret are pretty close together. I have found out the mean for each section of my data.

  1. Racial Profiling and Data Collection.

    However, data collection done incorrectly can lead to misunderstandings and a waste of time. Standards on data collection must be developed. One of the major benefits of implementing a data collection policy is that it sends a strong message to the community that the department is against racial profiling and

  2. Compare and contrast qualitative and quantitative approaches to research methodology.

    that there is more to this method. '...quantitative researchers collect facts and study the relationship of one set of facts to another.' Bell, 1993 (p5). Also the researcher's measure by using scientific techniques which are likely to produce quantified and, if possible generalised conclusions Through examining the attributes of quantitative

  1. "Positivist researchers adopt a quantitative methodology and carry out surveys and questionnaires - Interpretevist ...

    This idea of rigorously testing a hypothesis still underpins the positivist approach taken by scientific researchers today. It is clear that the scientific approach has helped deliver many vital contributions in terms of successful research for example, Skinners groundbreaking research into reinforcement and learning.

  2. Maths - Second hand cars.

    12350 3995 67.65 71000 6 8 22980 6999 69.54 30000 4 99 9995 2995 70.04 64000 6 44 5340 1595 70.13 40000 9 37 6795 1995 70.64 47000 8 22 8595 2495 70.97 33000 6 20 6295 1795 71.49 47000 8 19 13586 3795 72.07 49000 6 76 10800 2995

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work