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

    The conclusion being that further studies are required to rationalise a policy of automatically restarting therapy after seventy-two hours. However, although Homer (1998) does not mention it in his results or discussion, the results of his study also suggest that infiltration may be more of a risk than phlebitis.

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

    8 9 70: 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 4 6 8 9 80: 2 90: 100: All the above data is well grouped. TEMPERATURE 0: 8 9 9 10: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3

  1. Should Sociologists make use of official statistics?

    Atkinson agues that coroner's have a common sense theory of suicide, for example if the information of the deceased background fits these explanations then a verdict of suicide is likely. Thus suicide can be seen as an interpretation, which come from a set of taken for granted assumptions.

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

    When looking at both of the approaches within the same light, of comparing and finding the common characteristic within both, it may seem like a challenge as they both come from very different historical backgrounds. However when looking into detail at both, there can be significant signs of common similarities

  1. Quantitive Methods - questions and answers

    25 749.875 -11.579 134.073 3351.825 42.495 35 1487.325 0.921 0.848 29.680 57.495 15 862.425 15.921 253.478 3802.170 72.495 10 724.950 30.921 956.108 9561.08 Total 95 3949.525 25,198.315 Mean 41.574 Variance 265.245 Standard Deviation 16.286 Variance, ?2 = 265.245 Standard Deviation, ?

  2. After careful consideration over the possible investigations that can be carried out with the ...

    This will help me draw up a suitable prediction for the main investigation. PILOT STUDY ANALYSIS From the table of results from my pilot study, I have stated previously, I can tell that there is not a sufficient number of results to decipher any solid trends or relationships.

  1. Racial Profiling and Data Collection.

    Many believe that data collection is not effective and will show to be expensive and time consuming. Others believe the value of data collection clearly outweighs any time and costs.

  2. To establish how religious/community background, income, age and education have effect on the attitudes ...

    Its competitors O'Briens, Deano's, Carrick dining room, Bentra offer foods in the same location; therefore it is beneficial for management in Antrim Hall to gain competitive advantage over these other establishments. Through gathering menus from all the catering establishments within Jordanstown, we can identify the choice, prices etc within each.

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